By Christy M. Buchanan
When their mom and dad divorce, a few young children falter and others thrive. This e-book asks why. Is it the custody association? A parent's new companion? Conflicts or consistency among the 2 families? Adolescents after Divorce follows young ones from 1,100 divorcing households to find what makes the adaptation. concentrating on a interval starting 4 years after the divorce, the authors have the articulate, usually insightful aid in their matters in exploring the altered stipulations in their lives.
These little ones come from quite a lot of backgrounds. a few are functioning good. a few are faring poorly. The authors research the total number of events within which those young children locate themselves as soon as the preliminary disruption has passed--whether mom and dad remarry or repartner, how mom and dad relate to one another and to their young ones, and the way existence in houses is built-in. sure findings emerge--for example, we see that remarried new companions have been larger authorized than cohabiting new companions. And while mom and dad' family are amicable, youth in twin custody are much less most probably than different young people to event loyalty conflicts. The authors additionally examine the results of visitation preparations, the calls for made and the targets set inside of every one domestic, and the emotional closeness of the residential guardian to the child.
A gold mine of data on a subject matter that touches such a lot of americans, this examine might be the most important for researchers, counselors, legal professionals, judges, and parents.
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These analyses tell us which of the many indicators of family functioning-past or present-are most predictive of adolescents' adjustment four and a half years after their parents' divorce. 1 summarizes the residence differences in the demographic and "human capital" characteristics of families. Adolescents in dual residence were, on average, younger by about one year than adolescents in mother or father residence. Although others have found children in father residence to be older than children in mother residence (Maccoby and Mnookin, 1992; Sweet and Bumpass, 1987; Wallerstein and Blakeslee, 1989), within the limited age range of our sample, the adolescents in father and mother residence were almost identical in age.
3. In Chapter 6, we examine the links between adolescent adjustment and multiple characteristics of the family or home, separately for each residential group. These analyses tell us which of the many indicators of family functioning-past or present-are most predictive of adolescents' adjustment four and a half years after their parents' divorce. 1 summarizes the residence differences in the demographic and "human capital" characteristics of families. Adolescents in dual residence were, on average, younger by about one year than adolescents in mother or father residence.
Although there was a considerable range in satisfaction, the majority of adolescents appeared to have adapted fairly well to the special conditions that arose when their parents formed two different households. Summary Although it is possible that there are somewhat more adolescents in our sample who are showing signs of significant depression than would be true of a sample of adolescents from nondivorced families, it is our judgment that the majority of our adolescents fall within a "normal" range of adjustment.
Adolescents after Divorce by Christy M. Buchanan