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ERIC Number: ED141728
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1975-Mar-1
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Marriage, Divorce, and Society: A Report on a Symopsium on Personal Adjustment to Transitions in Marital Status. Final Report.
Roberts, Wesley K.; Hart, Betty K.
The Columbus (Georgia) College Community Services Program conducted a symposium on the interrelationships of marriage, divorce and society. Six sessions were designed to facilitate interaction among symposium participants from community members, academic humanists and professional counselors. The objectives were to consider the implications of marital breakdowns on individual personality, family structure, and society-at-large. Although results were difficult to quantify, pre- and post-symposium questionnaires revealed changes in the following areas: (1) financial disadvantages of divorced women; (2) adjustment to loneliness after divorce; (3) laws governing the disposition of minor children; (4) emotional adjustment of children of divorced parents; (5) the value of trial separation; and (6) the value of premarital counseling. It was felt that the symposium accomplished its objectives. (Author/BP)
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive
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