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ERIC Number: EJ800194
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2007-Sep
Pages: 19
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 18
ISSN: ISSN-1052-0147
Using Grounded Theory to Understand Resiliency in Pre-Teen Children of High-Conflict Families
Pomrenke, Marlene
Qualitative Report, v12 n3 p356-374 Sep 2007
Using grounded theory, this study identified factors that contributed to children's ability to utilize their resilient attributes. Children between the ages of 9 and 12 from high-conflict separated or divorced families participated in a study that examined how family and community interactions promote resilient behaviour. Substantive-level theory gained from this study yielded that children from separated or divorced, high-conflict families exhibit resilient characteristics when family cohesion is used to incorporate additional family support systems, particularly stepparents and extended family members. External support systems, particularly peers, augment these resilient characteristics. In order to build resilience in pre-teen children parents need to encourage relationships with external and internal support systems. (Contains 1 figure.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
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Language: English
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