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Divorce and the next generation : perspectives for young adults in the new millennium
Everett, Craig A.
Publication Information:
New York : Clinical Practice Press, [2001]

Physical Description:
197 pages : illustrations ; 21 cm
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Published also as v. 34, no. 3/4, 2001 of Journal of divorce & remarriage.
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Journal of divorce & remarriage.

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Can the children of broken homes learn to trust promises of commitment?

The repercussions of divorce on children has been hotly debated for years. Divorce and the Next Generation: Perspectives for Young Adults in the New Millennium offers solid, peer-reviewed research into the aftermath of divorce. This valuable volume presents a scientific look at an issue that all too often is discussed in ideological terms.

This sequel to the groundbreaking Divorce and the Next Generation (published in 1993) examines the emotional, relational, and even physiological effects of divorce. It offers helpful tables and figures, thorough literature reviews, and metanalysis as well as original research. The studies analyze such diverse factors as gender, age at divorce, and level of conflict in the marriage. The results may surprise you.

This book takes a close look at the psychological interactions of divorce with many areas of children's emotional functioning, including: relationship with parents interpersonal relationships attitudes toward intimacy and marriage self-blame and self-esteem gender schematization

Divorce and the Next Generation, brings together some of the leading researchers in the field. These detailed studies in the lingering aftereffects of divorce will be of interest to psychologists, family therapists, and policymakers.

Table of Contents

Craig A. EverettShmuel Shulman and Miri Scharf and Daniel Lumer and Offer MaurerJenifer KunzElise T. Toomey and Eileen S. NelsonMichelle E. Boyer-Pennington and John Pennington and Camille SpinkDavid MahlClair Goodman and Jeffrey PickensMichael Lawrence SlavkinJoseph GuttmannAurora Torres and William D. Evans and Sonali Pathak and Carol VancilAnna L. Christopoulos
Introductionp. 1
Introductory Issues
How Young Adults Perceive Parental Divorce: The Role of Their Relationships with Their Fathers and Mothersp. 3
Parental Divorce and Children's Interpersonal Relationships: A Meta-Analysisp. 19
Relationship Issues
Family Conflict and Young Adults' Attitudes Toward Intimacyp. 49
Students' Expectations and Optimism Toward Marriage as a Function of Parental Divorcep. 71
The Influence of Parental Divorce on the Romantic Relationship Beliefs of Young Adultsp. 89
Emotional And Mental Health Issues
Self-Blame and Self-Esteem in College-Aged Children from Divorced Familiesp. 119
Gender Schematization in Adolescents: Differences Based on Rearing in Single-Parent and Intact Familiesp. 137
The Propensity for Irrational Beliefs Among Young Adults of Divorced Parentsp. 151
Family Structure Influences Cardiovascular Reactivity in College Studentsp. 161
Relationships Between Parents' Marital Status and University Students' Mental Health, Views of Mothers and Views of Fathers: A Study in Bulgariap. 179
Indexp. 191