ERIC Number: EJ1041771
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2014-Aug
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Reference Count: 21
Buffering Negative Impacts of Divorce on Children: Evaluating Impact of Divorce Education
Crawford, Jennifer K.; Riffe, Jane; Trevisan, Dominic A.; Adesope, Olusola O.
Journal of Extension, v52 n4 Article 4RIB3 Aug 2014
Following the call for more stringent evaluation methodology and recently documented national Extension presence in the field of divorce education for parents and children, the study reported here describes a local multi-level evaluation to capture program impact of a stakeholder-accepted divorce education program. Using a post-then-pre retrospective scale and validated measures of inter-parental conflict and child adjustment, participants showed significant gains in key co-parenting and community resources knowledge and significant decreases in inter-parental conflict. Selected components of the evaluation design are applicable to Extension faculty working in divorce education programs.
Descriptors: Divorce, Extension Education, Program Effectiveness, Family Life Education, Stakeholders, Pretests Posttests, Conflict, Marital Instability, Interpersonal Relationship, Child Welfare, Well Being, Parenting Skills, Community Resources, Surveys, Knowledge Level, Scores, Interpersonal Competence, Qualitative Research
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
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