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ERIC Number: EJ775038
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2007-Oct
Pages: 9
Abstractor: Author
Reference Count: 35
ISSN: ISSN-0197-6664
Coparental Identity and Mothers' Cooperation in Coparental Relationships
Markham, Melinda S.; Ganong, Lawrence H.; Coleman, Marilyn
Family Relations, v56 n4 p369-377 Oct 2007
The purpose of this study was to investigate the relations between divorced mothers' (N= 196) coparental role identity and their perceptions of how cooperatively they coparent. Data were gathered by questionnaires mailed to mothers who had participated in a court-mandated divorce education program. Using structural equation modeling, it was determined that mothers' perceptions of others' expectations for them to coparent and their own expectations, as well as their commitment to a coparental identity, were positively related to their perceived level of coparenting cooperation. Parent educators and therapists working with mothers should focus on the value of coparenting for mothers and their children; social pressure and legal requirements are less effective motivators.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
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Language: English
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