ERIC Number: ED327908
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1990-Nov
Reference Count: N/A
An Evaluation of the Effects of Parental Divorce on College Students.
Senander, Kristin L.; Kantor, Jane M.
A study examined the effects of parental divorce on college students, comparing college students in five areas of social development according to parental marital status: evaluation of parent/child relationships; relationship commitment and satisfaction; dating frequency and satisfaction; attitudes toward marriage; and sexual activity and satisfaction. Subjects, 191 students at a small, private liberal arts university, completed a three-page questionnaire. Results indicated three differences between students from intact and divorced families: students from divorced families had a less favorable perception of their relationship with their father, were more cautious about frequent dating, and rated premarital cohabitation as more acceptable. (Twenty references and the survey questionnaire are attached.) (SR)
Publication Type: Reports - Research; Speeches/Meeting Papers; Tests/Questionnaires
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers: Student Surveys
Note: Paper presented at the Annual Meeting of the Speech Communication Association (76th, Chicago, IL, November 1-4, 1990).