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Bezuidenhout, Carla; Theron, Linda; Fritz, Elzette – School Psychology International, 2018
Positive adjustment to first grade is an important milestone in children's lives. Yet, it is sometimes further complicated by additional challenges such as parental divorce. Drawing on a social ecological perspective we explored how the systems rooted in social ecologies enable children's resilience when their parents are divorced so as to result…
Descriptors: Divorce, Emotional Adjustment, Resilience (Psychology), Case Studies
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Afifi, Tracie O.; Boman, Jonathan; Fleisher, William; Sareen, Jitender – Child Abuse & Neglect: The International Journal, 2009
Objectives: To determine how the experiences of child abuse and parental divorce are related to long-term mental health outcomes using a nationally representative adult sample after adjusting for sociodemographic variables and parental psychopathology. Methods: Data were drawn from the National Comorbidity Survey (NCS, n=5,877; age 15-54 years;…
Descriptors: Child Abuse, Divorce, Mental Disorders, Suicide
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Bouchard, Genevieve; Doucet, Danielle – Journal of Family Issues, 2011
In this study, the authors examined the associations between parental divorce, quality of relationships with parents, and dyadic adjustment during transition of 114 couples to parenthood. Data were collected during the third trimester of pregnancy and at 9 months postpartum. As predicted, the authors found that women from divorced families…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Parent Child Relationship, Adults, Parent Role
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Kim, Hyun Sik – American Sociological Review, 2011
In this article, I propose a three-stage estimation model to examine the effect of parental divorce on the development of children's cognitive skills and noncognitive traits. Using a framework that includes pre-, in-, and post-divorce time periods, I disentangle the complex factors affecting children of divorce. I use the Early Childhood…
Descriptors: Divorce, Least Squares Statistics, Kindergarten, Child Development
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Ivanova, Katya; Mills, Melinda; Veenstra, Rene – Journal of Research on Adolescence, 2011
This study examined the effect of parental divorce on the time it took adolescents to initiate their first romantic relationships. Individual differences in temperament and pubertal development and the age of the adolescent at the time of divorce were also taken into account. Hypotheses were tested using event history analysis with a sample of…
Descriptors: Divorce, Early Adolescents, Adolescents, Puberty
Mahony, Linda – Australian Association for Research in Education, 2015
This paper documents the development of an online qualitative questionnaire to be used with teachers of young children experiencing parental separation and divorce. The questionnaire forms the first phase one of a larger project where it will be used to determine teachers' thoughts, opinion, and beliefs regarding their preparedness for working…
Descriptors: Questionnaires, Test Construction, Teacher Attitudes, Teacher Competencies
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Ross, Lisa Thomson; Wynne, Stacie – Journal of Child and Family Studies, 2010
We examined how parental depression and divorce are associated with anxiety and depression among college students (N = 126; 83% female; 89% Caucasian). Participants provided retrospective recollections of their parents' depression, and they completed The Center for Epidemiologic Studies-Depression Scale and portions of the Trait Anxiety Scale. In…
Descriptors: Divorce, Parent Child Relationship, Depression (Psychology), Anxiety
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Oldehinkel, Albertine J.; Ormel, Johan; Veenstra, Rene; De Winter, Andrea F.; Verhulst, Frank C. – Journal of Marriage and Family, 2008
In this study, we investigated if the association between parental divorce and depressive symptoms changes during early adolescence and if developmental patterns are similar for boys and girls. Data were collected in a prospective population cohort of Dutch adolescents (N = 2,149), aged 10 - 15 years. Outcome variables were self-reported and…
Descriptors: Divorce, Symptoms (Individual Disorders), Early Adolescents, Depression (Psychology)
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Kiesling, Chris – International Journal of Children's Spirituality, 2011
This study explores the effects of parental divorce on a child's faith. Drawing from attachment theory, Granqvist and Kirkpatrick proposed two probable developmental pathways to religion. For those with secure attachment, whose cumulative experiences of sensitive, religious caregivers enhance the development of a God image as loving; belief…
Descriptors: Divorce, Caregivers, Attachment Behavior, Children
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Overland, Klara; Storksen, Ingunn; Thorsen, Arlene Arstad – International Journal of Early Childhood, 2013
Caring for children of divorce may prevent emotional and behavioural problems. This study investigates daycare staff's beliefs about caring for young children who have experienced parental divorce. Q methodology was applied for this purpose, and 33 participants sorted 40 subjective statements. The Q factor analyses resulted in four factors or…
Descriptors: Caring, Divorce, Q Methodology, Child Health
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D'Onofrio, Brian M.; Turkheimer, Eric; Emery, Robert E.; Maes, Hermine H.; Silberg, Judy; Eaves, Lindon J. – Journal of Child Psychology and Psychiatry, 2007
Background: Although parental divorce is associated with increased substance use and internalizing problems, experiencing the separation of one's parents may not cause these outcomes. The relations may be due to genetic or environmental selection factors, characteristics that lead to both marital separation and offspring functioning. Method: We…
Descriptors: Divorce, Twins, Substance Abuse, Psychopathology
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Beal, Sarah J.; Wingrove, Twila; Mara, Constance A.; Lutz, Nathan; Noll, Jennie G.; Greiner, Mary V. – Child & Youth Care Forum, 2019
Background: Childhood adversity is linked to a number of adult health and psychosocial outcomes; however, it is not clear how to best assess and model childhood adversity reported by adolescents with known maltreatment exposure. Objective: This study sought to identify an empirically-supported measurement model of childhood adversity for…
Descriptors: Child Abuse, Early Experience, Adolescents, Foster Care
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Marsick, Emily – Journal of Creativity in Mental Health, 2010
Film selection and children's reactions to films are discussed in this article based on a qualitative multiple-case study with three preadolescent-aged children experiencing parental divorce. Six films were selected based on recommended films in cinematherapy. Although many films have been recommended for cinematherapy, multiple participants'…
Descriptors: Mental Health, Coping, Outcomes of Treatment, Divorce
Kufskie, Kathy L. – ProQuest LLC, 2009
Research has demonstrated that parental divorce and family functioning are associated with children's socieomotional and psychological adjustment well into their adult years. Research has also demonstrated that sexual attitudes are becoming more liberal (cf., Harding & Jencks, 2003; Leiblum, Wiegel, & Brickle, 2003). The purpose of this research…
Descriptors: College Students, Measures (Individuals), Sexuality, Divorce
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Gahler, Michael; Hong, Ying; Bernhardt, Eva – Journal of Family Issues, 2009
This article analyzes the impact of parental divorce on the disruption of marital and nonmarital unions among young adults in Sweden, using longitudinal data from repeated mail questionnaire surveys (1999 and 2003) with 1,321 respondents (aged 26, 30, and 34 in 2003). The study takes into account several possible mechanisms governing the…
Descriptors: Divorce, Young Adults, Unions, Foreign Countries
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