Essay about Factors that Contribute to Unhealthy Relationship Formation

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Literature Review Determining how single parent households effect unhealthy relationship formation is a way to compare adolescents, who grew up in single-parent households, to adolescents who grew up in two parent households, and how they develop relationships with each other. Specifically we will be looking at how being raised in these different households contribute to children becoming involved in violent behavior. Studying these relationships will allow a better understanding of how much adolescent familial life, affects the relationship formations of youth, and if a specific type of familial background contributes more, to a child becoming a part of a life of crime. The variables that we will be using that will allow us to critically …show more content…
Also in the study that was done they asked how involved the parent, or parents were in the youths lives and, what specific negative behaviors, such as alcohol and drug abuse, did they participate in if any. The youth who answered that they were more likely to participate in these negative behaviors, stated that their parents tended to not be as involved in their lives, than those children whose parents were more involved. ( Mennemeyer, Sent , 439) . Showing that the amount time and effort that parents put into their relationships with their children does affect how the child behaves. In a single-parent household the child is automatically going to spend less time with their parent because there is only one parent, and oftentimes the parent may have to work and does not get as much time with their child as they would like. Although when compared to children who come from two-parent households, whose parents relationships tend to have more tension in them; the children from single-parent households, had a tendency to not have less participation in negative behavioral activities. Understanding this we can see that there are other factors in two-parent households that could contribute to children forming negative relationships because it shows that it is not just enough to have both parents in the home, but that there has to be some stability in the parents relationship in order

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