Parental divorce, adolescence, and transition to young adulthood: a follow-up study

Author: Aro, H.M.; Palosaari, U.K.

Description: In a long-term study of the effects of divorce, children in a Finnish town who had completed questionnaires in school at age 16 were followed up with postal questionnaires at age 22. Depression in young adulthood was found to be slightly more common among children from divorced families. In addition, the life trajectories of children in divorced families revealed more stressful paths and more distress in both adolescence and young adulthood.

Subject headings: Achievement; Adaptation, Psychological; Adolescent; Adolescent Psychology; Adult; Cohort Studies; Depression/psychology; Divorce/psychology; Female; Follow-Up Studies; Humans; Interpersonal Relations; Male; Personality Development; Self Concept; Social Adjustment; Somatoform Disorders/psychology

Publication year: 1992

Journal or book title: The American Journal of Orthopsychiatry

Volume: 62

Issue: 3

Pages: 421-429

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Type: Journal Article

Serial number: 279