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dc.contributor.advisorJordan, Elizabeth E.
dc.contributor.advisorLohr, Naomi E.
dc.contributor.authorWeiss, Alison E.
dc.descriptionvi, 39 p.en_US
dc.description.abstractThe present study investigated gender differences in the long-term effects of childhood parental divorce. A sample of adult children from divorced and intact families was drawn from two separate studies, one studying daughters, the other studying sons. Participants' responses to card 4 of the Thematic Apperception Test (TAT), a projective personality instrument, were coded for conflict, conflict resolution and romantic triangles. Results indicated a main effect for gender and parental marital status. Regardless of parental marital status, the women participants were more likely to express conflict than were the men. The adult children from divorced families, regardless of gender, were more likely to express conflict than were the adult children from intact families. Men, in general, were more likely. than women to anticipate separation as the result of interpersonal conflict. Divorce offspring, regardless of gender, differed from intact offspring in the type of conflict expressed, separation as a result of conflict and the prevalence of romantic triangles. The evidence for the impact of divorce is consistent with prior studies.en_US
dc.description.sponsorshipDepartment of Psychiatry. University of Michigan. Ann Arbor, Michigan.
dc.relation.ispartofKalamazoo College Psychology Senior Individualized Projects Collection
dc.relation.ispartofseriesSenior Individualized Projects. Psychology.;
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dc.titleLong-term Effects of Childhood Parental Divorce on Adult Men and Womenen_US
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