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Understanding Differences between Divorced and Intact Families
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Understanding Differences between Divorced and Intact Families
Stress, Interaction, and Child Outcome

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© 1996 | 264 pages | SAGE Publications, Inc
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.

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

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