The Relentless Search for Effects of Divorce: Forging New Trails or Tumbling Down the Beaten Path?

UNCG Author/Contributor (non-UNCG co-authors, if there are any, appear on document)
David H. Demo, Professor and Director of Graduate Studies (Creator)
The University of North Carolina at Greensboro (UNCG )
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Abstract: In his integrative review in this issue of JMF, Amato accomplishes an important task by providing sorely needed theoretical focus for research on children of divorce. He develops numerous linkages between theoretical frameworks, explicit hypotheses, and empirical generalizations. The deliberate emphasis on identifying specific mechanisms through which parental divorce enters into and influences children's everyday lives is a rare quality in this research area and provides very useful guidance for future investigation. In these ways Amato forges potentially promising paths.

Additional Information

Journal of Marriage and the Family, 55, 42-45.
Language: English
Date: 1993
Divorce, Effects, Family disruption, Child wellness

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