Title

Psychological adjustment of college students from families of divorce

Document Type

Article

Date of Original Version

11-30-1995

Abstract

This study investigated whether predictors that have previously been related to adjustment in children of divorce are also significant in young adult college students from divorced families. Predictors examined include “inside family” variables (parental conflict and parent-child relationships), “outside family” variables (negative life events and social support) and “individual” variables (gender and age at time of divorce). Of 427 students who participated in the study 90 (21%) were from families of divorce and comprised the main sample for this study. Multiple regression analyses revealed that paternal indifference, lack of paternal caring, and maternal indifference were significant negative predictors of adjustment for college students from divorced families. Age at time of divorce, gender, parental conflict, social support, and negative life events were not significant predictors. Within a subsample of participants from intact (nondivorced) families. © 1995 by The Haworth Press, Inc.

Publication Title

Journal of Divorce and Remarriage

Volume

23

Issue

3-4

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