The Effects Of Divorce And Marital Conflict On Adult Children's Sociological Study

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Amato, P. R., & Sobolewski, J. M. (2001). The effects of divorce and marital discord on adult children 's psychological well-being. American Sociological Review, 66(6), 900-921. doi:10.2307/3088878
1. What are the hypotheses or research question in the study?
Through this review there are three main goals in which the author is trying to answer, the first goal was to explore how gender differences can affect divorce and discord. Secondly, the goal is to see if weak parent-child bonds in adulthood can be traced to childhood, and if that bond may have been present before parental divorce. The final goal is to consider parents’ divorce, and whether these divorces were followed by addition remarriages and divorces.
2. What was the
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(2010). The differential effects of parental divorce and marital conflict on young adult romantic relationships. Personal Relationships. 17(3), 331-343. Doi:10.1111/j.1475- 6811.2010.01279x
1. What are the hypotheses or research question(s) in the study?
The hypotheses extracted from this research was the idea that, parental divorce is associated with a less optimistic attitude toward marriage, and a weaker commitment to relationships in young adults. Also, that marital conflict is associated with their offspring’s use of conflict type behavior with their partners.
2. What was the Sample? Please include
The populations from which the sample was taken was undergraduate students taken from an introductory course of family and child science. These undergraduate students were from a large Southern university. In order to be eligible that students had to be under the age of 30 and be from either an intact or divorced family. So, from the original 995 students in the original sample, only 285 were included in the study because they participated in all three data collections, and reported being with the same partner throughout the three collections. Rule-outs include, parents never married, deceased parent, partner change in the 3 data collections, over the age of 30, and that they had parents that were in the process of getting a
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They also payed special attention to the difference between gender when compared to how these questions were being answered. Assuming the women from divorce families would have a lower relationship confidence and commitment when compared to men from divorced families.
2. What was the Sample? Please include
The sample was taken from the population from in the longitudian study on relationship education assessment. Briefly engaged couple were recruited from the religious organization that would perform their ceremonies of marriage. The rule-outs include those people who were already married, did not speak English, had been previously married, or were missing data. The ending sample or number or participants were 265 couples.
3. What was the method: please provide some details about the measures used and what was asked of each research

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