ERIC Number: ED258052
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1984-Oct
Child Support Payment: A Structural Model of Predictive Variables.
Wright, David W.; Price, Sharon J.
A major area of concern in divorced families is compliance with child support payments. Aspects of the former spouse relationship that are predictive of compliance with court-ordered payment of child support were investigated in a sample of 58 divorced persons all of whom either paid or received child support. Structured interviews and questionnaires were used to collect data on attachment, co-parental communication, perception of dyadic satisfaction during marriage, demographic information, payment of support, preferred relationship with former spouse, and interpersonal relationship of former spouses. A covariance structure model consisting of two exogenous latent variables (attachment, desired involvement with former spouse) predicting one endogenous latent variable (compliance), was developed and tested. The results indicated that attachment to one's former spouse was a significant positive predictor of compliance. Desired involvement with one's former spouse was also a positive predictor, but was not statistically significant. (NRB)
Publication Type: Reports - Research; Speeches/Meeting Papers
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Georgia Univ., Athens.
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