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Ebersohn, S.; Bouwer, A. C. – South African Journal of Education, 2015
From an educational psychology perspective, family life--as a child's primary educational situation--is changing drastically as divorces increase worldwide. Various challenges to relationships accompany the restructuring of family systems after divorce. When remarriage occurs, children's shared membership of two family microsystems and the…
Descriptors: Family Environment, Child Rearing, Parenting Styles, Qualitative Research
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Ebersohn, Suzette; Bouwer, Cecilia – South African Journal of Education, 2013
Every year thousands of core families disintegrate through divorce, and in the ensuing restructuring of the family system the child has to cope with various development challenges, such as divided membership of two micro family systems and complexities that result at the mesosystemic level. Achieving positive development outcomes in the presence…
Descriptors: Adolescents, Divorce, Foreign Countries, Family Structure
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Coffman, Shirley Gwinn; Roark, Albert E. – School Counselor, 1992
Examined anger in high school students (n=563) and classified students as belonging to intact, single-parent, or reconstituted families. Found significant difference between grade point averages of students from intact families and reconstituted families; students from intact families participated significantly more often in activities than did…
Descriptors: Adolescents, Anger, Counselor Role, Family (Sociological Unit)
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Ganong, Lawrence; And Others – Adolescence, 1981
Assesses the effect of exposure to different family structures (single parent families, reconstituted families, intact families) on the marital socialization of 127 males and 194 female adolescents. (Author/CM)
Descriptors: Adolescent Attitudes, Adolescents, Family Structure, High Schools
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Goodley, Dan; Cole, Katherine Runswick – Emotional & Behavioural Difficulties, 2015
Attending to the ways in which bodies and subjectivities are constituted in social environments is not simply a concern of social geographers but an emerging interest in critical psychology, childhood and disability studies. Boundaries and borders are nothing if not the different relational and durational articulations of bodies and spaces. These…
Descriptors: Disabilities, Psychology, Children, Personal Narratives
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Kinnaird, Keri L.; Gerrard, Meg – Journal of Marriage and the Family, 1986
Investigated attitudes and sexual activity of young unmarried women from different family structures. Intact family respondents reported most positive attitudes toward marriage; reconstituted family respondents reported most accepting attitudes toward divorce. Divorced and reconstituted family subjects reported significantly more sexual experience…
Descriptors: College Students, Dating (Social), Divorce, Family Structure
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Baptiste, David A. – American Journal of Family Therapy, 1983
Describes a crisis-based therapeutic approach for overcoming resistance in reconstituted families. Presents therapeutically induced crisis as a means through which therapists might purposefully disequilibrate families in which resistance is high and subsequently redirect them to meaningful change. Reviews implications and contraindications for the…
Descriptors: Counseling Techniques, Crisis Intervention, Family Counseling, Family Problems
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Kleinman, Judith – Journal of Marital and Family Therapy, 1979
Developmental tasks common to the formation of a reconstituted family are described, particularly the continued mourning of the old family; the formation of a solid marital relationship despite the difficulties presented by past failures and the presence of children; and the formation of sibling alliances across family lines. (Author)
Descriptors: Case Studies, Developmental Tasks, Divorce, Family Counseling
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Spyrou, Spyros – Childhood: A Global Journal of Child Research, 2009
This article explores how Greek Cypriot elementary school children construct their identities in relation to Sri Lankan and Filipino women who come to Cyprus as domestic workers. The article focuses primarily on the views of children whose families employ these women; however, the views of children whose families do not employ domestic workers are…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Elementary School Students, Student Attitudes, Females
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Featherstone, Darin R.; And Others – Adolescence, 1992
Analyzed differences in school behavior and achievement among students (n=530) in grades six through nine from intact, reconstituted, and single-parent families. Students from intact, two-parent families had fewer absences and tardies, higher grade point averages, and fewer negative and more positive teacher behavioral ratings than did those from…
Descriptors: Academic Achievement, Attendance, Elementary School Students, Family Structure
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Nunn, Gerald D.; And Others – Psychology in the Schools, 1983
Investigated children's (N=566) personal and familial adjustment as a function of familial configuration and gender. The results revealed less positive adjustment among children from divorced families. Males appeared to be favorably affected within the single-parent configuration, while females were more favorably adjusted within the reconstituted…
Descriptors: Adjustment (to Environment), Children, Cohort Analysis, Divorce
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Studer, Jeannine R.; Allton, Judith A. – Guidance & Counselling, 1996
Addresses factors that contribute to the adjustment difficulties of children and adolescents when their parents divorce. Gender issues, custody, age, parenting style, visitation patterns, socioeconomic considerations, the support system, family size, and the reconstituted family are all discussed. Describes a model for an effective support group…
Descriptors: Adjustment (to Environment), Adolescents, Child Custody, Children
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Parish, Joycelyn G.; Parish, Thomas S. – Adolescence, 1983
Surveyed 426 children from intact, divorced, and reconstituted families, who responded to the Personal Attribute Inventory for Children to evaluate their families and themselves. Results showed a significant association between children's self-concepts and both their family structure and family concepts. (JAC)
Descriptors: Family Relationship, Family Structure, Intermediate Grades, Marital Instability
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Schulman, Gerda L. – International Journal of Family Therapy, 1981
Focuses on change in the family structure during divorce as well as stages of single parenthood and the reconstituted family. Special characteristics of these families and tasks to be undertaken to enable the new unit to function are discussed. Suggests family therapy is helpful during the crisis stage. (Author)
Descriptors: Adjustment (to Environment), Case Studies, Change, Developmental Stages
Davis, Loni – ProQuest LLC, 2013
An increasing portion of the contemporary workforce is using mobile devices to create new kinds of work-space flows characterized by emergence, liquidity, and the blurring of all kinds of boundaries. This changes the traditional notion of the term "workplace." The present study focuses on how people enact and make sense of new work space…
Descriptors: Handheld Devices, Work Environment, Interviews, Reflection
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