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Title: Behavioural and emotional development in children of divorce
Authors: Molepo, Lephodisa Stephen
Sodi, Tholene
Maunganidze, Levison
Mudhovozi, Pilot
Keywords: Teacher ratings
Behavioural and emotional responses
Intact and non-intact families
South Africa
Issue Date: 2012
Publisher: National Inquiry Services Centre
Series/Report no.: Journal of Psychology in Africa;Vol. 22; No. 2: p. 251-254
Abstract: This study reports on teacher perceptions of the impact of parental divorce on behaviour and emotional development in children of divorce. Participants were a purposive sampling of 80 primary school learners with parental divorce experience and a comparison group of 40 others from typical or intact families (n = 120: males = 64; females = 56; age range = 6 to 12 years). Teachers completed the Conners' Rating Scales—Revised (CRS—R: Conners, 1998; Casat et al., 1999) on each of the learners. The findings suggest that teachers perceive younger children from divorced parents were more likely to have emotional and behavioural challenges than those from intact families. By contrast, teachers perceived older children from intact were to have emotional and behavioural difficulties.
ISSN: 1433-0237
Appears in Collections:Research Papers

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