Predictors of children's intervention-induced resilience in a parenting program for divorced mothers

Kathleen N. Hipke, Sharlene Wolchik, Irwin Sandler, Sanford L. Braver

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Abstract

This study examined predictors of intervention-induced resilience in children of divorce whose mothers participated in a preventive parenting program. Contextual, maternal, and child factors were examined as predictors of improved child adjustment using two strategies: (a) within-group analyses conducted with program participants and (b) between-group analyses, in which relations in the parenting intervention were compared with those in a control condition. Between-group analyses showed that children were less likely to maintain program gains in externalizing when maternal demoralization was high or when children's self-regulatory skills were low. Implications for program modification and methodology for studying predictors of program benefit are discussed.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)121-129
Number of pages9
JournalFamily Relations
Volume51
Issue number2
DOIs
StatePublished - Aug 19 2002

Keywords

  • Children
  • Divorce
  • Intervention
  • Parenting
  • Prevention
  • Resilience

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Education
  • Developmental and Educational Psychology
  • Social Sciences (miscellaneous)

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