ERIC Number: ED305175
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1989-Apr
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Corporate Mobility: Children's Perspectives on Their Adjustment.
Stroh, Linda K.; Brett, Jeanne M.
This study investigated the ways in which 56 children in families facing transfer and relocation viewed their adjustment to a corporate move by examining the children's attitudes toward moving, schools, and their new neighborhood. The study also examined: (1) changes in children's activities before and after the move; and (2) factors that made moving a better experience for some children than for others. Results supported none of several stereotypes of mobile children, including those that suggest problems with making friends and behavior, social maladjustment, low self-confidence, and extensive disruption of lives. Findings suggested that although there were significant changes in the children's activities, the best predictors of activities after the move were the levels of time spent in activities before the move. Mother's adjustment was a significant predictor of a child's attitude toward having moved and the new neighborhood. Number of moves was found to be a significant and positive predictor of children's attitudes toward moving before the move occurred. Age of children had no impact on adjustment. Teenagers did not differ from younger children in attitudes after moving. (RH)
Publication Type: Reports - Research; Speeches/Meeting Papers
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Note: Paper presented at the Biennial Meeting of the Society for Research in Child Development (Kansas City, MO, April 27-30, 1989).