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Mental health of children from divided families.
Skye A. Perry (author)Glen Schmidt (Thesis advisor)University of Northern British Columbia (Degree granting institution)
Master of Social Work (MSW)
Number of pages in document: 124
Most divorce literature found negative effects for children, yet recent research implies psychosocial-economic determinants are more problematic for the development of mental illness, with positive outcomes for some children. Unmarried unions are excluded from past research, and northern rural issues are absent from the limited Canadian studies. This study combines quantitative and qualitative approaches in the content analysis of case files at a children's mental health centre in northern British Columbia. ... A high prevalence of children from separated parents was found, yet adjustment was the only mental health problem significantly associated with this group, with few gender differences. Single mother households and blended families, experiencing multiple stressors, were common. --P.ii.
Children of divorced parents -- Mental health -- British Columbia.Rural children -- Mental health -- British Columbia.Children of divorced parents -- British Columbia -- Psychology.