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The Adjustment of Children with Divorced Parents: A Risk and Resiliency Perspective

  • E. Mavis Hetherington (a1) and Margaret Stanley-Hagan (a2)
    • Published online: 01 January 1999

This review addresses major questions about divorce, around which much contemporary research is oriented. These involve questions of the consequences of divorce for the adjustment of children and the vulnerability and resiliency of children in coping with divorce, whether children are better off in a conflictual intact family situation or a divorced family, and how mothers, fathers, and clinical or educational interventions can moderate the effects of divorce. Although research in the past decade has yielded considerable information about these questions, issues that need further investigation are also presented.

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Requests for reprints to: Professor E. Mavis Hetherington, Department of Psychology, University of Virginia, Gilmer Hall, Charlottesville, VA 22903-2477, U.S.A.
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The Journal of Child Psychology and Psychiatry and Allied Disciplines
  • ISSN: 0021-9630
  • EISSN: 1469-7610
  • URL: /core/journals/journal-of-child-psychology-and-psychiatry-and-allied-disciplines
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