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Two-parent families consist of a mother and father living in a home with dependent children. The family may consist of a biological mother and father or a step-parent. In two-parent families found little or no negative effects. Researchers suggest that children from two parent families are less likely to have social issues. Children raised in two-parent homes are more likely to complete high school and attend college.
With the very high divorce rates in America, one could assume that this is a beneficial solution to marital conflict. However, according to Janie Sarrazin and Francine Cyr (2007) research shows that “24 to 33% of the families who go through a divorce continue to undergo significant conflicts lasting up to two years after the marital separation” (p.78). Despite issues, many parents decide to stay together, “for the children’s sake.” Some research has focused on comparing the effects of divorce with the effects of parental conflict on a child’s well being. As expected, results indicate that both divorce and marital conflict impact different areas of a child’s development. The intensity and area of development effected depends greatly on the quality of the marriage; For children exposed to high levels of conflict, the separation of parents is seen to have positive effects, whereas children in families with low levels of conflict, negative effects may be seen (Cyr, Sarrazin, 2007).
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A family as defined by Schroeder & Mowen (2012) is on of the most import agent of socialization for adolescents. Present research shows that dual parent families have children who are less likely to suffer from emotional disorders and are twice as less likely to need counseling as those who have been through a divorce (Esmaeili & Yaacob, 2011). As divorce and the prevalence of single parent homes grow it is important to examine the psychological impact and socio-economic impact of adolescents in single-parent homes. It is important to note that attachment theory plays a large role in adolescent adjustment (Feldman, 2011; Millings, Walsh, Hepper, & O'Brien, 2012). It also... ... middle of paper ... ...nal of Psychological Research, 28(1), 85-105.
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