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Children's Adjustment to Their Parents' Divorce


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Martinčić, Petra. (2005). Children's Adjustment to Their Parents' Divorce. Diploma Thesis. Filozofski fakultet u Zagrebu, Department of Psychology. [mentor Kuterovac Jagodić, Gordana].

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The purpose of this study was to investigate the association of age, gender, quantity of experienced divorce stressors and amount of time after divorce with the variations in children's adjustment to their parents' divorce. Parents' reports of children (N = 40) aged 6 to 18 were obtained. Some parents were contacted through the Association of Single-parents of Croatia (N = 23), and some through one elementary school in Zagreb (N=17). Results suggest the following: 1. more externalizing problems if children are older at the time of divorce, 2. more internalizing problems if children experience more divorce stressors (in the whole sample); in the sample of children from the Association there is no significant correlation of adjustment problems with the amount of experienced divorce stressors; in the sample from school all correlations between stressors and adjustment problems are significant, 3. children's problems don't correlate significantly with the amount of time after divorce, 4. no significant difference in adjustment between boys and girls.

Item Type: Diploma Thesis
Uncontrolled Keywords: divorce, children, divorce stressors, internalizing problems, externalizing problems
Subjects: Psychology > Klinička psihologija
Psychology > Razvojna psihologija
Departments: Department of Psychology
Supervisor: Kuterovac Jagodić, Gordana
Date Deposited: 30 Oct 2006
Last Modified: 02 Dec 2016 13:19

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