Ongoing postdivorce conflict: effects on children of joint custody and frequent access

Author: Johnston, J.R.; Kline, M.; Tschann, J.M.

Description: Parental conflict and children’s behavioral and social adjustment were measured at two periods in 100 families entrenched in custody and visitation disputes. More frequent access to both parents was associated with more emotional and behavioral problems in the children; different effects were noted for boys and girls.

Subject headings: Adolescent; Child; Child Custody/legislation & jurisprudence; Child Reactive Disorders/psychology; Child Welfare; Child, Preschool; Communication; Conflict (Psychology); Divorce/legislation & jurisprudence; Follow-Up Studies; Humans; Longitudinal Studies; Marriage; Parent-Child Relations; Personality Development; San Francisco; Social Adjustment

Publication year: 1989

Journal or book title: The American Journal of Orthopsychiatry

Volume: 59

Issue: 4

Pages: 576-592

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Type: Journal Article

Serial number: 284