ERIC Number: EJ708802
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2004-Dec-1
Reference Count: 11
The Effect of Parental Divorce on Relationships with Parents and Romantic Partners of College Students
Knox, David; Zusman, Marty; DeCuzzi, Angela
College Student Journal, v38 n4 p597 Dec 2004
Three-hundred-and-thirty undergraduates at a large southeastern university completed a confidential anonymous 26 item questionnaire designed to assess the effect of parental divorce/remarriage on the relationship with their respective parents and on their own romantic relationships. The data revealed several significant relationships-respondents whose parents were divorced and remarried reported being less happy and less close to both their mother and father than respondents whose parents were still married. In addition, offspring whose parents were divorced were more likely to avoid short-term relationships. Implications and limitations of the data are suggested.
Descriptors: Student Attitudes, Marriage, Undergraduate Students, Divorce, Parent Child Relationship, Parent Influence, Interpersonal Relationship, Dating (Social), Marital Status
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: Higher Education
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: United States