The relationship between the level of divorce adjustment of custodial mothers and the self-concept of their children

Warren, Gerald S. (1987) The relationship between the level of divorce adjustment of custodial mothers and the self-concept of their children. Masters thesis, Memorial University of Newfoundland.

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Abstract

The purpose of this study was to ascertain the degree of relationship between the level of divorce or separation adjustment of custodial mothers and the level of self-concept of randomly selected children in their custody. -- Twenty-nine pairs of subjects participated in this study. Each pair consisted of a divorced or separated mother and one of the children in her custody, randomly chosen if she had more than one child living with her. Each mother was administered the Fisher Divorce Adjustment Scale (FDAS) and each child was administered the Piers-Harris Children's Self-Concept Scale (CSCS). -- The results of the FDAS and CSCS were analyzed to answer each research question. The Spearman rank-order correlation coefficient was calculated to determine if a significant correlation existed; (i) between the level of divorce or separation adjustment of mothers and the level of self-concept of a randomly chosen child in her custody; (ii) between the level of divorce or separation adjustment of mothers and the level of self-concept of a randomly chosen male child in her custody; (iii) between the level of divorce or separation adjustment of mothers and the level of self-concept of a randomly chosen female child in her custody. -- The results obtained indicated that there was no significant correlation between level of divorce or separation adjustment of the mothers in the study and the level of self-concept of selected children.

Item Type: Thesis (Masters)
URI: http://research.library.mun.ca/id/eprint/4433
Item ID: 4433
Additional Information: Bibliography: leaves 42-47.
Department(s): Education, Faculty of
Date: 1987
Date Type: Submission
Library of Congress Subject Heading: Children of divorced parents; Divorced mothers

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