The psycho-social impact of divorce on the primary school child

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dc.contributor.advisor Dr. E. Oliphant en_US
dc.contributor.author Van der Walt, Magdalena J.
dc.date.accessioned 2012-09-10T08:24:39Z
dc.date.available 2012-09-10T08:24:39Z
dc.date.issued 2012-09-10
dc.date.submitted 2001
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/10210/7259
dc.description M.A. en_US
dc.description.abstract The literature research focuses on the psycho-emotional impact of divorce, with reference to the primary school development life stage of the child. Of all age groups, Lakebrink (1989:327) found that the primary school child feels the most intense sense of sadness during the divorce process, due to the use of denial and fantasy, suffering without a means to relieve it, inability to sublimate feelings and an appearance of immobilisation. Children in this age group are particularly vulnerable to continuous parental conflict, have an intense need to maintain a constructive relationship with both parents and become pawns of co-parental struggle, and are vulnerable to loyalty ambivalence. The rationale for conducting the study and the aims to be achieved, are elaborated in the first section of this chapter. The remainder of the chapter is devoted to the introductory information to the study, namely, problem formulation, aims and objectives, research methodology, conceptualisation and summary of this chapter of the study. An overview of the structure and presentation of the study is also included. en_US
dc.language.iso en en_US
dc.subject Children of divorced parents - Psychology en_US
dc.subject Effect of divorce on children en_US
dc.subject Divorce - Social aspects en_US
dc.subject Divorce - Psychological aspects en_US
dc.title The psycho-social impact of divorce on the primary school child en_US
dc.type Thesis en_US

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