M.A. in School Psychology
Educational Services and Leadership
College of Education
Children of divorced parents; Interpersonal relations in young adults
The purpose of this study was to examine the differences in quality and quantity of friendships in young adults with divorced parents compared to young adults from intact families. To identify this, college students (n=25) from a Mid-Atlantic University filled out a questionnaire related to friendship. The participants who fell into the divorced group (n= 7) filled out an additional questionnaire that examined the impact that parental divorce had on their life. Using a t test to compare the friendship scores, it was found that there was no significant difference in the quality of friendships of the participants from both groups. However, the quantity of friendships did show a correlation with the intactness of a participant's family.
Shendock, Jennifer, "Comparing friendships of college students from intact and divorced families" (2007). Theses and Dissertations. 841.