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ERIC Number: ED499351
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2007-Dec-15
Pages: 44
Abstractor: Author
Reference Count: 17
The Price of Divorce
Raynish, Annie
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The purpose of this study was to investigate the effect of divorce on student's academic achievement. Whitehead (1997) states, at the beginning of the twentieth century, there were only three divorces for every 1,000 marriages. Through the years, the divorce rate in America has rapidly increased which has affected adults and children. The Statistical Abstract of the United States (1999) and (1990) report, in 1996, the divorce rate among married women was 19.5, which is more than double the divorce rate of 9.2 in 1960. Also, the Statistical Abstract of the United State (1998) and (1985) state, in 1990, over one million children were involved in divorce, which is more than double the number in 1960. In addition, the National Marriage Project (1999) reported, over half of all marriages are likely to end in divorce, based upon projections of current divorce rates. Furthermore, this researcher identified how children of this matter are affected in schools. The researcher examined to what extent teachers agreed or disagreed with the review of literature. A review of the literature addressed the effect divorce has on children both academically and socially concentrating on the areas of economics, emotions and academics. The respondents in the study agreed with the literature that divorce affects student's academic achievement in the area of economics, emotions and academics. However, the results showed that teachers' did agree in with all of the data. In order to provide assistance in the classroom, it is imperative that educators recognize patterns of changing behavior and pay close attention to academic performance. Although the vast majority accepts divorce, it has been reported that divorce has a negative affect on children's academic achievement. (Contains 15 tables.) [Master's Degree in Education, Marygrove College.]
Publication Type: Dissertations/Theses - Masters Theses; Tests/Questionnaires
Education Level: N/A
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Language: English
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Identifiers - Location: United States