Young Adults From Divorces and Intact Families: Perceptions About Preferred Custodial Arrangements

Young Adults From Divorces and Intact Families: Perceptions About Preferred Custodial Arrangements

Young Adults From Divorces and Intact Families: Perceptions About Preferred Custodial Arrangements

Young Adults From Divorces and Intact Families: Perceptions About Preferred Custodial Arrangementss

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Référence bibliographique [7372]

Derevensky, Jeffrey L. et Deschamps, Lisa. 1997. «Young Adults From Divorces and Intact Families: Perceptions About Preferred Custodial Arrangements ». Journal of Divorce & Remarriage, vol. 27, no 1/2, p. 105-122.

Fiche synthèse

1. Objectifs


Intentions :
« The purpose of the present study was to assess young adult university students’ perceptions about preferred living arrangement following a divorce. » (p. 108)

Questions/Hypothèses :
« [...] it was hyothesized that young adults from divorced families would opt for a sole custody living arrangement, in retrospect, over a joint physical custody arrangement. [...] It was also hypothesized that young adults who had a joint physical custody arrangement following the divorce would similarly have preferred a sole custody living arrangement. [...] Further, it was hypothesized that young adults from intact families would perceive joint physical custody as the preferred living arrangement if their parents had divorced. [...] The quality of the relationship with both parents was expected to mediate this effect. » (pp. 108-109)

2. Méthode


Échantillon/Matériau :
« The participant were 224 (93 male; 131 female ) undergraduate students attending McGill University in Montreal. The mean age of males was 22,17 years while the mean age for females was 21.87 years. Eighteen percent (n = 40) had parents that were divorced, and 82% (n = 184) came from intact families. Thirteen students were presently married, 2 were divorced, and 209 were single and were never married. » (p. 109)

Instruments :
Questionnaire en trois parties avec des échelles de type Likert

Type de traitement des données :
Analyse statistique

3. Résumé


« Two-hundred and twenty-four young adult university students from divorced (N = 40) and intact (N = 184) families were asked their retrospective opinion of their preferred living arrangement following a divorce. Student had a choice between sole custody-mother of father, with of without visitation to non-custodial parent, of joint physical custody. Students from divorced families, in retrospect, indicated a preference for sole custodial living arrangements while students from intact families indicated a preference for joint physical arrangement. The quality of the relationship to each parent mediated these effects. Students from intact families reported more positive relationships with fathers than those from divorced families. » (p. 105)