Some dynamics of post-divorce adjustment problems of recently divorced mothers : a pilot study

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Marietta Allen Mason (Creator)
The University of North Carolina at Greensboro (UNCG )
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Irwin Sperry

Abstract: The literature shows that divorce is a continuing phenomenon which is affecting the lives of a sizable number of people, and has a potent influence on family life in contemporary America. Due to the change in function and structure of American family life, and due to the economic emancipation and changing roles of women, and because of the rise in the statistical divorce rate, the change in the attitudes of the general public has lessened the stigma attached to divorce. However, it is a sociological phenomenon which is not clearly understood due to inadequate statistical data, lack of properly focused research, and the lingering social attitude that divorce represents failure in marriage and therefore, an end to happiness. The statistical rise and fall of the divorce rate is influenced by many factors besides family breakdown and does not necessarily mean a rise in the number of broken families.

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Language: English
Date: 1962
Divorced mothers $x Attitudes
Divorce $x Psychological aspects

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