Alcohol abuse and psychopathic deviance in noncustodial parents as predictors of child-support payment and visitation

M. Robin Dion, Sanford L. Braver, Sharlene Wolchik, Irwin Sandler

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In a three-stage study, noncustodial parents' psychopathic deviance and alcohol use accounted for significant variance in custodial parents' reports of child support and visitation. In noncustodial parents' reports, compliance with child support, but not frequency of visitation, was related to measures of deviance. Implications for policy, research, and psychoeducational interventions are discussed.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)70-79
Number of pages10
JournalAmerican Journal of Orthopsychiatry
Issue number1
StatePublished - Feb 13 1997


ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Developmental and Educational Psychology
  • Arts and Humanities (miscellaneous)
  • Psychology (miscellaneous)
  • Psychiatry and Mental health

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