ERIC Number: ED229699
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1982-Oct
Reference Count: 0
Ambiguity and Role Transition in the Post-Divorce Family: A Symbolic Interactional Approach to Role Adjustment.
McPhee, Jeffrey T.
This document presents a divorce adjustment model which attempts to account for the wide range of factors influencing an individual's progress in the post-divorce adjustment process. Following a brief overview of related research, components of the divorce adjustment model are defined and propositions related to these components are discussed. Each of the next nine sections presents various aspects of the model including perceived amount of normative changes, role strain, role compatibility, level of life stress, clarity of role expectations, the new role and goal attainment, role overload, ambiguity of familial boundaries, and work and leisure influences. Related propositions and charts illustrating the function of each of the model's variables are presented along with a brief summary and statement of applications. A reference list is included. (WAS)
Publication Type: Reference Materials - Bibliographies; Reports - General; Speeches/Meeting Papers
Education Level: N/A
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Note: Paper presented at the Annual Meeting of the National Council on Family Relations (Washington, DC, October 13-16, 1982).