Young adults with childhood experience of parental divorce: Disappointment and contentment
2009 (English)In: Journal of Divorce and Remarriage, ISSN 1050-2556, Vol. 50, no 3, 172-184 p.Article in journal (Refereed) Published
The aim of this study was to use in-depth interviews to identify and describe experiences of parental divorce among adult children whose parents divorced 15 years earlier. Ten out of 76 interviews were recorded and transcribed verbatim, and data were analyzed using qualitative content analysis. Two categories of experiences were identified: disappointment and contentment. Two subcategories of disappointment were distinguished: disappointment toward mother, father, or both, and disappointment with relatives and other surrounding persons. Four subcategories of contentment were distinguished: contentment in the belief that the members of the original family received a good or even better life after the divorce, contentment with how the divorce was handled by the parents, contentment and inner strength as a part of the child's own personality, and contentment with receiving adequate help during and after the parental divorce.
Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Routledge , 2009. Vol. 50, no 3, 172-184 p.
Parental divorce, qualitative content analysis, disappointment, contentment
IdentifiersURN: urn:nbn:se:liu:diva-54627DOI: 10.1080/10502550902717749OAI: oai:DiVA.org:liu-54627DiVA: diva2:306015
ProjectsGrown-up children of divorce: Expereinces and health