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Social cognitive mediators and relational outcomes associated with parental divorce

Social cognitive mediators and relational outcomes associated with parental divorce,10.1177/0265407505052441,Journal of Social and Personal Relationsh

Social cognitive mediators and relational outcomes associated with parental divorce   (Citations: 5)
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People exposed to parental divorce experience a number of relational and attitudinal effects. One such effect, the inter- generational transmission of divorce, involves a greater risk for divorce among those adult children whose parents were divorced. Social cognitive theory would explain many of the outcomes of parental divorce as inhibitory or disinhibitory effects learned through vicarious experience. Predictions from social cognitive theory were tested on a community- based sample of 821 adults. Results replicated the intergen- erational transmission of divorce as well as higher family conflict, more negative attitudes toward marriage, greater likelihood of marriage to a previously divorced person, and a decreased likelihood of currently being in a close relationship as a function of parental divorce. Either family-of-origin conflict or negative marital attitudes mediated many of these effects. In other words, it is not parental divorce that is entirely responsible for certain relational and attitudinal effects.
Journal: Journal of Social and Personal Relationships - J SOC PERSON RELAT , vol. 22, no. 3, pp. 361-377, 2005
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    • ...One of the most robust findings is that parental divorce is associated with a higher rate of divorce among offspring (Amato & DeBoer, 2001; Segrin, Taylor, & Altman, 2005)...

    Galena K. Rhoadeset al. Parents' Marital Status, Conflict, and Role Modeling: Links With Adult...

    • ...There has also been a significant amount of interest in the intergenerational transmission of martial problems and divorce (Amato & DeBoer, 2001; Kapinus, 2005; Segrin, Taylor, & Altman, 2005; Topham, Larson, & Holman, 2005), and ITMI might be relevant to such processes, especially as a moderating influence...

    Scott S. Hall. Implicit Theories of the Marital Institution

    • ...Also, negative attitudes toward marriage contribute to the association between parental divorce and personal marital dissolution (Segrin, Taylor, & Altman, 2005) and parents' reports of marital discord can predict offspring's future reports of marital discord (Amato & Booth, 2001)

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    Jenna L. Sciscoet al. The Effect of Parental Divorce on Discomfort and Cardiac Activity in R...

    • ...Second, because divorce is usually preceded by interparental conflict it can serve as a proxy for high marital and family conflict (Brach, Camara, & Houser, 2000; Kurdek & Fine, 1993; Sergin, Taylor, & Altman, 2005)...
    • ...Sergin et al. (2005) found that even though offspring of divorced parents reported significantly higher levels of conflict in their family of origin, controlling for conflict decreased minimally the association between parental divorce and close relationship outcomes among offspring (e.g., likelihood of divorce, negative attitude toward marriage)...

    Ming Cuiet al. Young Adult Romantic Relationships: The Role of Parents' Marital Probl...

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