Factors Affecting Post-Divorce Child Adjustment and the Impact of Family Financial Status

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Data from the National Survey of Households and Families were used to study the factors previous research identified as affecting post-divorce child adjustment. Responses from 358 divorced parents with custody of children under age 12 were analyzed. Special attention was paid to the effect of family financial status. The strongest predictor of problem behavior for both preschool children and school-aged boys was the amount of parent/child activity time. Older boys were also particularly sensitive to interparental conflict. Elementary-aged girls, however, were most affected by the presence of parental depression, which was found to be significantly associated with a decline in ... continued below

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McGurk, Deborah W. (Deborah Williams) May 1994.

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Data from the National Survey of Households and Families were used to study the factors previous research identified as affecting post-divorce child adjustment. Responses from 358 divorced parents with custody of children under age 12 were analyzed. Special attention was paid to the effect of family financial status. The strongest predictor of problem behavior for both preschool children and school-aged boys was the amount of parent/child activity time. Older boys were also particularly sensitive to interparental conflict. Elementary-aged girls, however, were most affected by the presence of parental depression, which was found to be significantly associated with a decline in post-divorce family financial status. Only girls' problems showed a direct relationship with family income.

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McGurk, Deborah W. (Deborah Williams). Factors Affecting Post-Divorce Child Adjustment and the Impact of Family Financial Status, thesis, May 1994; Denton, Texas. (digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc500750/: accessed October 24, 2017), University of North Texas Libraries, Digital Library, digital.library.unt.edu; .