Understanding Differences between Divorced and Intact Families: Stress, Interaction, and Child Outcome / Edition 1

Understanding Differences between Divorced and Intact Families: Stress, Interaction, and Child Outcome / Edition 1

by Ronald L. Simons
     
 

ISBN-10: 0803951620

ISBN-13: 9780803951624

Pub. Date: 06/28/1996

Publisher: SAGE Publications

How do divorced and intact families differ? Is there a link between parental divorce and child adjustment? How do parents and children in divorced families interact differently from those in intact families?

Offering insights on these and other questions, the contributors begin by presenting a model of the impact parental divorce has on child development. They

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How do divorced and intact families differ? Is there a link between parental divorce and child adjustment? How do parents and children in divorced families interact differently from those in intact families?

Offering insights on these and other questions, the contributors begin by presenting a model of the impact parental divorce has on child development. They emphasize the ways in which family structure, differences in stress and parental adjustment account for the fact that children of divorced parents show more conduct and emotional problems than do those from intact families. The subsequent chapters test the various components of the model.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780803951624
Publisher:
SAGE Publications
Publication date:
06/28/1996
Series:
Understanding Families Series, #5
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
264
Product dimensions:
6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x (d)

Table of Contents

Preface - Ronald L Simons
PART ONE: INTRODUCTION
The Effect of Divorce on Adult and Child Adjustment - Ronald L Simons
The Sample, Data Collection Procedures, and Measures - Ronald L Simons
PART TWO: MATERNAL STRESS AND PSYCHOLOGICAL WELL-BEING
Family Structure Differences in Stress and Behavioral Predispositions - Ronald L Simons, Christine Johnson, and Frederick O Lorenz
Family Structure and Mother's Depression - Frederick O Lorenz, Ronald L Simons, and Wei Chao
PART THREE: FAMILY INTERACTION
Mother's Parenting - Ronald L Simons and Christine Johnson
Father's Parenting - Ronald L Simons and Jay Beaman
Sibling Relationships - Rand D Conger and Katherine J Conger
PART FOUR: CHILD OUTCOMES
Conduct Problems - Ronald L Simons and Wei Chao
Adolescent Sexual Intercourse - Les B Whitbeck, Ronald L Simons, and Elizabeth Goldberg
Adolescent Depressed Mood - Rand D Conger and Wei Chao
Academic Performance and Future Aspirations - Glen H Elder Jr and Stephen T Russell
PART FIVE: SUMMARY AND CONCLUSIONS
Theoretical and Policy Implications of the Findings - Ronald L Simons

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