1st Edition

Divorce and the Next Generation Perspectives for Young Adults in the New Millennium

By Craig Everett Copyright 2001
    212 Pages
    by Routledge

    212 Pages
    by Routledge

    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.

    • Introduction
    • Introductory Issues
    • How Young Adults Perceive Parental Divorce: The Role of Their Relationships with Their Fathers and Mothers
    • Parental Divorce and Children’s Interpersonal Relationships: A Meta-Analysis
    • Relationship Issues
    • Family Conflict and Young Adult’s Attitudes Toward Intimacy
    • Students’ Expectations and Optimism Toward Marriage as a Function of Parental Divorce
    • The Influence of Parental Divorce on the Romantic Relationship Beliefs of Younger Adults
    • Emotional and Mental Health Issues
    • Self-Blame and Self-Esteem in College-Aged Children from Divorced Families
    • Gender Schematization in Adolescents: Differences Based on Rearing in Single-Parent and Intact Families
    • The Propensity for Irrational Beliefs Among Young Adults of Divorced Parents
    • Family Structure Influences Cardiovascular Reactivity in College Students
    • Relationships Between Parents’ Marital Status and University Students’ Mental Health, Views of Mothers and Views of Fathers: A Study in Bulgaria
    • Index
    • Reference Notes Included


    Everett, Craig