ERIC Number: EJ591800
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 1999
Cognitive Moderators of Children's Adjustment to Stressful Divorce Events: The Role of Negative Cognitive Errors and Positive Illusions.
Mazur, Elizabeth; Wolchik, Sharlene A.; Virdin, Lynn; Sandler, Irwin N.; West, Stephen G.
Child Development, v70 n1 p231-45 Jan-Feb 1999
Examined whether children's cognitive biases moderated impact of stressful divorce-related events on adjustment in 9- to 12-year olds. Found that endorsing negative cognitive errors for hypothetical divorce events moderated relations between stressful divorce events and self- and maternal-reports of internalizing and externalizing symptoms for older children. Positive illusions buffered effects on child-reported depression and mother-reported externalizing problems. (Author/KB)
Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
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