Title

Relationship Components and the Nature of Post Divorce Parenting Responsibilities Among Individuals Going Through a Divorce

Document Type

Article

Publication Title

Journal of Divorce and Remarriage

Volume

49

Issue

3-4

First Page

258

271

Publication Date

2008

Abstract

The relationship components and nature of postdivorce parenting responsibilities were examined among individuals going through different levels of conflict as measured by level of court involvement during their divorce and 6 months later. A modification of the Binuclear Family Research Project Questionnaire was employed to examine communication, interaction, anger, guilt, positive feelings, and attitude toward former spouse as a parent for 110 parents of children under the age of 18 going through a divorce or dissolution. Participants were classified into 1 of 4 groups based on level of court involvement: dissolution, divorce with low conflict, divorce with moderate conflict, and divorce with high conflict. Results suggested that individuals going through dissolutions have better communication, more interaction, and a more positive attitude toward their former spouse than individuals going through high-conflict divorces. Suggestions are offered for addressing postdivorce conflict and future research. [ABSTRACT FROM AUTHOR]

Publication Information

Wesolowski, K. L., Nelson, W. M., III., & Bing, N. M. (2008). Relationship components and the nature of post divorce parenting responsibilities among individuals going through a divorce. Journal of Divorce and Remarriage, 49(3-4), 258-271.