ERIC Number: EJ368319
Record Type: CIJE
Publication Date: 1987
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Marital Conflict in Stepfamilies: Effects on Children.
Coleman, Marilyn; Ganong, Lawrence
Youth and Society, v19 n2 p151-72 Dec 1987
Clinical research shows that children have emotional investments in stepfamilies and are negatively affected by marital conflict, which can actually be greater than between couples without stepchildren. Stepchildren's perceptions of conflict heightens their need for affection. Views of parents and children about conflict do not necessarily coincide. (VM)
Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
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Note: Special issue on the Effects of Spousal Conflict on Children.