Women and Divorce/men and Divorce: Gender Differences in Separation, Divorce, and Remarriage

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Psychology Press, 1991 - Family & Relationships - 230 pages
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This is one of the few books in the field dealing with gender issues in divorce in a research context. Women and Divorce/Men and Divorce presents the most recent research available in the area of gender issues as related to divorce and personal adjustment to divorce. Not intended to be comprehensive of the broad field of gender differences in divorce, this important book is representative of current trends and issues in this newly emerging area of research. Using a family studies, family theory context, the chapter authors, representing a wide spectrum of backgrounds and from diverse training institutions in this country and abroad, discuss clearly the concerns of men and women presently going through the divorce process.

Important topics covered in this timely book include:
  • gender differences in divorce adjustment
  • gender differences in adjustment to stepparenting
  • gender factors related to support
  • gender issues related to child rearing practices after divorce
  • cultural factors that relate to gender differences in adjustment to divorce Graduate and post-graduate level readers with research and clinical applications interest will find this the most helpful and useful book in the field. Family therapists, counselors who work with divorce issues, and social workers and psychologists in the family and divorce field will also find it a practical book.
 

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Contents

Women and Divorce
1
Research Questions
9
Conclusions
27
Gender Differences in Divorce Adjustment
33
Discussion
41
Gender Differences in College Students Attitudes Toward
47
MEN AND DIVORCE
61
The Effects of Marital History
89
Discussion
132
Predictors of Postseparation Adjustment
138
Economic Consequences of Divorce or Separation
163
Measurement of Variables
169
Relationship
179
Results
186
Discussion
195
A Comparison
203

Findings
97
Custody
113
Exploring Ways to Get Divorced Fathers to Comply Willingly
121
Discussion
214
Asian Womens Lives from a Traditional Perspective
220
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