The Impact Of Children On Children With Divorce

1115 Words Oct 6th, 2015 5 Pages
In order to explore my topic and answer my inquiry question, I began by searching through a variety of website articles. I then searched through the articles and narrowed it down to two that had opposing views. Lastly, I conducted interviews with two primary sources. All these sources gave me a better understanding of my topic, and how to answer my question. 1.5 million children deal with divorce every year. Researchers have found that only a relatively small percentage of children experience severe problems in the wake of divorce. Also, they have found that most children, after the initial blow of divorce, only suffer for a short period of time. Many children experience short-term negative effects from divorce. For example some of the effects include: anxiety, anger, shock and disbelief. These effects often disappear after the end of two years. In a quantitative review of the literature in 2001, a sociologist, Paul R. Amato, examined the possible effects on children several years after divorce. The studies compared children of married parents with those of divorced parents. The researchers followed kids into later childhood and adolescence. They assessed their academic achievement and emotional and behavioral problems. On average, the studies found only a small difference between children of divorced parents and those of married parents. Though, not everybody agrees on those premises. During the 70’s when the psychological literature first discussed the…
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