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ERIC Number: ED194847
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1980-Sep
Reference Count: 0
Some Consequences of Growing Up in a Nonintact Family.
The associations between growing up in a family disrupted by divorce and the interpersonal orientations of young adults were investigated in a survey of white college students (N=1720). The majority of subjects (89%) came from intact homes. Subjects from divorced families (N=106) had a more external locus of control and felt lonelier than those from intact families. An investigation of the interacting influences of siblings and family intactness indicated that the impact of siblings was limited to that associated with sibling status, not family size. Middle-born subjects from divorced families scored lower on perceived popularity and internality than those from intact families. Results suggest that growing up in a nonintact family is associated with a relatively negative personality pattern for young adults. (Author/NRB)
Publication Type: Reports - Research; Speeches/Meeting Papers
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: National Inst. of Child Health and Human Development (NIH), Bethesda, MD.
Authoring Institution: N/A
Note: Paper presented at the Annual Convention of the American Psychological Association (88th, Montreal, Quebec, Canada, September 1-5, 1980).