ERIC Number: ED217327
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1981-Aug
Reference Count: 0
Gender Differences in the Adjustment to Divorce.
Statlender, Sheila M.
Evidence suggests that important gender differences may influence both the decision to divorce and the nature of the life crisis which is precipitated. Recently divorced male and female subjects (N=30) who were childless, between ages 25-35, and married between 2-10 years, were interviewed and completed questionnaires. Results indicated that significantly more women than men had initiated the marital break-up, and more women had filed for divorce. Significant differences were found between women and men in measures of depression and satisfaction with the decision to divorce. Level of depression was significantly correlated with attributions of self-blame among men, but not among women. The findings suggest the existence of subtypes of depression which may differ between women and men. (Author/KMF)
Publication Type: Reports - Research; Speeches/Meeting Papers
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Note: Paper presented at the Annual Convention of the American Psychological Association (89th, Los Angeles, CA, August 24-26, 1981). Best copy available.