Het effect coping met ouderlijke conflicten op het welbevinden van kinderen uit echtscheidingsgezinnen De invloed van coping met ouderlijke conflicten op het welbevinden van kinderen uit echtscheidingsgezinnen in samenhang met leeftijd, sekse en duur sinds scheiding
Ruiter, S. de
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Purpose. Research indicated that children of divorced parents are showing more internalizing and externalizing problems compared to children belonging to intact families. It is suggested that well-being is moderated by factors, such as copingstyle. The purpose of this study was to investigate the correlation between children’s well-being after their parent’s divorce and coping with parental conflict. In addition, the role of age, sex and time since parental divorce on children’s well-being was investigated. Methods. In this study ANOVA’s, MANOVA and regression analyses were used. Results. The sample (n=166) shows that coping with parental conflict plays a major role in the well-being of children between 7-13 years. Conclusion. When controlling for coping, a significant difference in well-being is found between boys and girls after divorce. Coping is related to the well-being of children after divorcement of parents. The correlation between well-being and age is not significantly and consistently demonstrated. The time since parental divorce does not play a significant role in the well-being of children.