Article Review of 'A Quantitative Examination of Conflict within Co-Parental Relationships Post-Divorce'

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Article review The article examined for this assessment is a quantitative examination of conflict within co-parental relationships post-divorce. The sample used for the study contained 225 divorced fathers. The existence of conflict within relationships beyond divorce is important because it can be used as a predictor of the degree of satisfaction individuals have with their life beyond divorce. The study considered the following hypothesis; the quality of co parental relationships can be predicted using a limited number of factors. These factors were developed based on considerations identified by previous authors. The study rejected the null hypothesis and hence the research hypothesis was accepted. The study contained multiple independent variables. Custody status, men's satisfaction with custody status and SES were used as the main independent variables in the study. The identification of the variables was done through theoretical and statistical considerations. The dependent variable in the study was the quality of co-parental relationships. This variable was constructed from questions related to the degree of conflict within the relationship of divorced parents. Data collected to produce this variable was collected at the interval level. The theoretical framework used in this study was the family systems theory. The family systems theory suggests that the family is an integrated unit and consequently what affects one part will produce effects in another part. The

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