124 - Divorce

124 - Divorce - Divorce

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Divorce  Steady, slow rise in divorce rate since 1960, esp. during 70s’, created a surge of  Precise impact of divorce on children continues to be debated Importance of contextual variables Short-Term Implications: Most children of divorce experience:  Dramatic declines in economic standards Abandonment (or fear of) by one or both parents Diminished capacity of parents to meet their needs Minimized contact with parents Lower self-esteem Depression Difficulty at school Long-Term Implications:
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Some children continue to show long-term behavioral and psych. problems Less closeness and satisfaction with parents (sometimes closer with mothers) Implications for own relationships later in life: --More likely to get divorced themselves --Greater fear of commitment Learn potential communication skill deficiencies 
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This note was uploaded on 09/09/2011 for the course COMM 124 taught by Professor Tamaraafifi during the Winter '08 term at UCSB.

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