Effects of parental divorce on children in relation to development and attachment style


Effects of parental divorce on children in relation to development and attachment style

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dc.contributor.advisor Rochlen, Aaron B.
dc.creator Cox, Sarah Elizabeth, 1982-
dc.date.accessioned 2010-11-30T17:54:58Z
dc.date.accessioned 2010-11-30T17:55:04Z
dc.date.available 2010-11-30T17:54:58Z
dc.date.available 2010-11-30T17:55:04Z
dc.date.created 2010-05
dc.date.issued 2010-11-30
dc.date.submitted May 2010
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/2152/ETD-UT-2010-05-1415
dc.description.abstract Extensive research on the impact of divorce on children has been conducted. Much of this research emphasizes negative findings. Debate over the factors that exacerbate or alleviate these negative findings exists, and prompted investigation in this literature review. Two factors that may determine how children will react to parental divorce are the child's developmental acuity and attachment style at the time of the divorce event. This review explains developmental tasks from a psychosocial and cognitive perspective for developing children from birth to age 18. An understanding of these models can be used to examine how children may be vulnerable to the stresses in a divorcing family, as well as identifying how to help children of all ages become resilient. Research included in this review suggests that a secure attachment and consistent parenting are the best buffers from negative effects. This literature review is intended to be a guide to aid parents, counselors, and other professionals who seek the best outcome for children of divorce.
dc.format.mimetype application/pdf
dc.language.iso eng
dc.subject Divorce
dc.subject Attachment
dc.subject Child development
dc.subject Children
dc.subject Infants
dc.subject Pre-adolescents
dc.subject Adolescents
dc.title Effects of parental divorce on children in relation to development and attachment style
dc.date.updated 2010-11-30T17:55:04Z
dc.contributor.committeeMember Moore, Leslie A.
dc.description.department Educational Psychology
dc.type.genre thesis
dc.type.material text
thesis.degree.department Educational Psychology
thesis.degree.discipline Educational Psychology
thesis.degree.grantor University of Texas at Austin
thesis.degree.level Masters
thesis.degree.name Master of Education

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