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Forehand, Rex; And Others – Family Relations, 1994
Describes investigation examining individual, relative, and interactive influences of parental divorce and interparental conflict on adolescent functioning. Results demonstrate that multiple areas of functioning in multiple years were predicted by parental divorce, current interparental conflict, and interaction of both variables. (CRR)
Descriptors: Adolescents, Conflict, Counseling, Divorce
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Johnson, Patrick; Nelson, Mark D. – Journal of College Student Development, 1998
Samples college students (N=440) to assess the impact of parental divorce and family functioning on their development. Results indicate that parental divorce and family functioning have unique effects on key developmental tasks associated with a college-age population. Discusses an intergenerational family-systems approach. (Author/MKA)
Descriptors: College Students, Divorce, Family Environment, Higher Education
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Crosbie-Burnett, Margaret; Newcomer, Laurel L. – Elementary School Guidance and Counseling, 1989
Presents a two-tiered developmental guidance classroom unit on parental divorce which acquaints children with the idea of divorce as a family change. Focuses on the needs of the children coping with parental divorce. Discusses results which appear to have a positive effect on child's depression, attitudes and belief about parental divorce and…
Descriptors: Children, Class Activities, Counselor Role, Developmental Programs
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Leon, Kim – Family Relations, 2003
Reviews the literature on parental divorce and early childhood development, using developmental psychopathology as an organizing framework. Because this review is unique in its focus on divorce-related issues specific to young children, limitations of existing research are noted and directions for future research are suggested. (Contains 63…
Descriptors: Child Development, Divorce, Emotional Adjustment, Parent Child Relationship
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Richardson, Stacey; McCabe, Marita P. – Adolescence, 2001
Examined the impact of parental divorce during adolescence, interparental conflict, and intimacy with parents on young adult adjustment. High levels of interparental conflict were found to be negatively associated with adjustment and current intimacy of parents. (Author)
Descriptors: Adolescents, Conflict, Coping, Divorce
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Knox, David; Zusman, Marty; DeCuzzi, Angela – College Student Journal, 2004
Three-hundred-and-thirty undergraduates at a large southeastern university completed a confidential anonymous 26 item questionnaire designed to assess the effect of parental divorce/remarriage on the relationship with their respective parents and on their own romantic relationships. The data revealed several significant relationships-respondents…
Descriptors: Student Attitudes, Marriage, Undergraduate Students, Divorce
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Scott, Mindy E.; Booth, Alan; King, Valarie; Johnson, David R. – Journal of Marriage and Family, 2007
Research indicates that closeness of the father-child bond following parental divorce is associated with better outcomes for children and adolescents. Unlike other investigations, this study takes a long-term developmental approach to understanding stability and change in postdivorce father-adolescent relationship closeness. Drawing on Add Health…
Descriptors: Divorce, Parent Child Relationship, Fathers, Adolescents
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Overland, Klara; Thorsen, Arlene Arstad; Storksen, Ingunn – Teaching and Teacher Education: An International Journal of Research and Studies, 2012
This Q methodological study explores beliefs of daycare staff and teachers regarding young children's reactions related to divorce. The Q factor analysis resulted in two viewpoints. Participants on the viewpoint "Child problems" believe that children show various emotional and behavioral problems related to divorce, while those on the "Structure…
Descriptors: Divorce, Q Methodology, Factor Analysis, Preschool Teachers
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Amato, Paul R.; Keith, Bruce – Journal of Marriage and the Family, 1991
Conducted meta-analysis of 37 studies dealing with long-term consequences of parental divorce for adult well-being. Results indicated adults who experienced parental divorce exhibited lower levels of well-being than did adults whose parent were continuously married. Strongest estimated effects occurred in areas of one-parent family status,…
Descriptors: Adult Children, Divorce, Meta Analysis, Well Being
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Wichstrøm, Lars; Belsky, Jay; Berg-Nielsen, Turid Suzanne – Journal of Child Psychology and Psychiatry, 2013
Background: Anxiety disorders are often present at preschool age. Research on older children and studies contrasting preschoolers with high versus low behavioral inhibition (BI) highlight several risk factors, but these have not been investigated in community samples of young children. Child, parent, and peer factors at age 4 were therefore…
Descriptors: Predictor Variables, Anxiety Disorders, Interviews, Foreign Countries
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Vess, James D.; And Others – Journal of Divorce, 1983
Examined the long-term effects of early parental divorce on sex role development in 219 college students. No significant differences were found between subjects from intact and divorced parents. However, children's age at the time of divorce, siblings, and post-divorce parental conflict were mediating factors. (JAC)
Descriptors: Adjustment (to Environment), Adolescent Development, Age Differences, College Students
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Nelson, Geoffrey – Journal of Divorce, 1981
Examined the relationship between parental divorce and the psychosocial adjustment of divorced women and their dependent children. The current relationship with the ex-husband was the best predictor of divorcees' adjustment, while divorcees' happiness in their former marriages was most strongly related to their children's adjustment. (Author)
Descriptors: Coping, Divorce, Emotional Adjustment, Family Problems
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Jacquet, E.; Surra Catherine A. – Journal of Marriage and Family, 2001
Parental divorce is thought to affect romantic relationships of young adults, especially with respect to certainty about relationships and perceptions of problems in relationships. This study examined these connections with a random sample of 464 coupled partners. Young adults who were casually dating showed the strongest effects of divorce,…
Descriptors: Dating (Social), Divorce, Emotional Experience, Family Structure
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Lopez, Frederick G. – Journal of Counseling & Development, 1987
Reviews the literature in which the relationship of parental divorce and specific indices of college student adjustment are investigated and identifies differences in the developmental patterns of students from intact and nonintact households. Provides a critique of this literature and its implications for counseling. (Author/ABB)
Descriptors: College Students, Coping, Developmental Stages, Divorce
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Amato, Paul R. – Journal of Marriage and the Family, 1988
Compared respondents from national survey of Australian young adults who experienced parental divorce as children with respondents from two-parent families on attitudes toward marriage and family life. Compared to those from intact families, respondents from divorced families held more negative attitudes toward family of origin. Found few…
Descriptors: Attitudes, Death, Divorce, Family Life
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