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Kurdek, Lawrence A.; Blisk, Darlene – Journal of Divorce, 1983
Surveyed 25 divorced mothers and their children to study divorce experiences and predictors of adjustment. Results showed mothers' positive adjustment was related to nontraditional sex role attitudes as well as personality traits including social maturity. Parental conflict and mothers' stress influenced children's social and psychological…
Descriptors: Adjustment (to Environment), Childhood Attitudes, Divorce, Emotional Adjustment
Hrymak, Marilyn J.; Smart, Laura S. – Illinois Teacher of Home Economics, 1984
Describes a workshop designed to help elementary teachers understand the recent literature on the effects of divorce on children and help the children through the crisis. Indicates that secondary home economics teachers may have to deal with students who have not adjusted to divorce. (JOW)
Descriptors: Adolescents, Childhood Attitudes, Children, Divorce
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Gale, Catharine R.; Hatch, Stephani L.; Batty, G. David; Deary, Ian J. – Intelligence, 2009
Lower cognitive ability is a risk factor for some forms of severe psychiatric disorder, but it is unclear whether it influences risk of psychological distress due to anxiety or the milder forms of depression. The participants in the present study were members of two British birth national birth cohorts, the 1958 National Child Development Survey…
Descriptors: Intelligence, Social Class, Body Weight, Intervals
Hutchinson, Roger L.; Spangler, Sharon L. – 1987
Both the increased frequency of divorce and the resultant increase in single-parent households have experienced dramatic increases since World War II. In many instances, divorce is a major disruptive experience that imposes primary impact upon all family members. Characteristically, various levels of adjustment are required of family members amid…
Descriptors: Adjustment (to Environment), Childhood Needs, Children, Cognitive Restructuring
Walker, Doren H. – 1993
This paper focuses on pre-adolescent children and how they cope with parental divorce. It considers the case of split custody, more common among older children than younger ones, in which one parent has custody of one or more of the children and the other parent has custody of one or more of the siblings. It focuses on the sibling relationship and…
Descriptors: Child Custody, Childhood Needs, Children, Coping
USA Today, 1979
Summarizes the findings of a five-year study into the impact of divorce on White middle-class preschool children in their mothers' custody. The adjustment problems and conflicts between mother and son are emphasized. (SJL)
Descriptors: Childhood Needs, Conflict, Divorce, Emotional Problems
Stewart, Abigail J.; Copeland, Anne P.; Chester, Nia Lane; Malley, Janet E.; Barenbaum, Nicole B. – 1997
Based on a unique, longitudinal study of 100 divorcing families with school-age children, this book argues that popular images of divorce, including those shared by many psychologists, are too individualistic, too negative, and too universalizing about an experience that can be very different for men and women, parents and children, and different…
Descriptors: Child Rearing, Childhood Attitudes, Divorce, Emotional Adjustment
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Magnuson, Katherine; Berger, Lawrence M. – Journal of Marriage and Family, 2009
Using longitudinal data from the Maternal and Child Supplement of the National Longitudinal Survey of Youth (N = 3,862) and Hierarchical Linear Models, we estimated associations of family structure states and transitions with children's achievement and behavior trajectories during middle childhood. Results suggest that residing in a single-mother…
Descriptors: Behavior Problems, Parent Child Relationship, Family Structure, Well Being
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Luepnitz, Deborah A. – Family Coordinator, 1979
This study examines a "normal" sample of college students whose parents had divorced before the subjects were 16. Of the subjects, 83 percent reported feeling stress during at least one phase of the divorce. Specific problems subjects faced, as well as coping strategies they employed, are described. (Author)
Descriptors: Adjustment (to Environment), Childhood Attitudes, College Students, Coping
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Thiessen, Irmgard – Early Child Development and Care, 1993
The degree of emotional trauma that children may face during or after their parents' divorce is related to the personality profiles of both parents; quality of parent-child bonding; quality of parent-child attachment; parenting styles; and resilience of the child. Courts and child care workers should look more closely at parent personality…
Descriptors: Childhood Attitudes, Divorce, Foreign Countries, Parent Attitudes
Stapleton, Constance; MacCormack, Norma – 1981
This pamphlet, part of a series designed to help parents care for themselves and their children while promoting good mental health, deals with ways in which children are affected by divorce and how they learn to cope with the subsequent separation and changes. Advice for preparing children for the separation and divorce includes suggestions on how…
Descriptors: Child Welfare, Childhood Attitudes, Coping, Divorce
Wolchik, Sharlene A.; And Others – 1986
The role of the social network in adjustment takes on greater significance during the aftermath of divorce because of the many changes these networks undergo as a result of divorce. For most children of divorce, the father-child relationship changes dramatically and thus transactions within this relationship may be particularly impactful. This…
Descriptors: Childhood Needs, Children, Divorce, Emotional Adjustment
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Cantor, Dorothy W. – Journal of Divorce, 1979
A play, written by a third-grade boy, is presented here, to dispel the notion that children are oblivious to the marital disharmony and to encourage all professionals who work with couples in the early phases of separation to deal immediately with its impact on the children. (Author)
Descriptors: Childhood Attitudes, Divorce, Elementary Education, Elementary School Students
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Christian, Linda Garris – Young Children, 2006
Working with families is one of the most important aspects of being an early childhood professional, yet it is an area in which many educators have received little preparation (Nieto 2004). Teachers spend hours learning about child development, developmentally appropriate practices, health and safety, playgrounds, and play. At times it seems that…
Descriptors: Young Children, Parent Participation, Parent School Relationship, Child Development
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Theus, Robert – Clearing House, 1977
Descriptors: Childhood Needs, Children, Divorce, Family Problems
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