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ERIC Number: ED256476
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1984-Aug
Pages: 16
Abstractor: N/A
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Parental Acrimony and Children's Post-Separation Adjustment.
Barenbaum, Nicole B.; Bursik, Krisanne
A total of 128 recently separated mothers and their children were interviewed and completed a number of adjustment measures as well as a measure of interparent acrimony. Legal information regarding the separation and divorce, which also serves as a measure of acrimony, was collected from public court records. Several variables assessing interparent acrimony, including legal variables, were found to be significantly related to children's adjustment problems. Both the length of time since the physical separation and the amount of father contact during the post-separation period moderated the relationship between interparent acrimony and children's adjustment. Findings clearly pointed to interparent acrimony as an important predictor of children's adjustment to parental separation. (Relationships among these variables are discussed in terms of the family system during this transition.) (Author/RH)
Publication Type: Reports - Research; Speeches/Meeting Papers
Education Level: N/A
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Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A