Gender Differences in the Determinants for Adaptation of Children in Divorced Family

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Hdl Handle:
http://hdl.handle.net/10755/159767
Type:
Presentation
Title:
Gender Differences in the Determinants for Adaptation of Children in Divorced Family
Abstract:
Gender Differences in the Determinants for Adaptation of Children in Divorced Family
Conference Sponsor:Midwest Nursing Research Society
Conference Year:2009
Author:Kim, Hyun Kyung
P.I. Institution Name:UIC
Contact Address:845 S. Damen Ave. #1130, Chicago, IL, 60612, USA
Contact Telephone:708-990-0354
Co-Authors:H. Kim, S. Shin, M. Kim, College of Nursing, University of Illinois at Chicago, Chicago, IL; J. Won, College of Nursing Science, Kyung Hee University, Seoul, KOREA, REPUBLIC OF;
Purpose: This study aimed to identify the gender differences in the determinants for adaptation of children in divorced families. Method: Cross-sectional descriptive design was used. A sample of 219 children aged 10 to 13 years in divorced families (100 male and 119 female) was recruited from elementary schools in three provinces in Korea. Data were collected during the year 2006 using a survey questionnaire containing divorce related characteristics, Family Hardiness Index, Parent-Adolescence Communication Inventory, Family Crisis Oriental Personal Evaluation Scale, Social Support Appraisal Scale, Self-esteem Scale, Child Beliefs about Parental Divorce Scale, and Environmental Change after Parental Divorce Scale. Descriptive statistics, t-test, and stepwise linear regression were used for data analysis. Results: Divorce related factors including contacts with parent not living together, living with primary caregiver, and length of divorce were not significantly different between genders. Adaptation scores of children in divorced family were not significantly different between male and female. However, determinants for adaptation were significantly different according to gender. For male children, their beliefs about parental divorce, parent-child communication, and problem solving strategies significantly explained their adaptation (adjusted R square=.457, p<.001). For female children, self esteem, environmental change after parental divorce, and problem solving strategies significantly explained their adaptation (adjusted R square=.397, p<.001). Conclusion: Nurses working with children in divorced family should consider the gender-specific determinants in their adaptation to divorced family.
Repository Posting Date:
26-Oct-2011
Date of Publication:
17-Oct-2011
Sponsors:
Midwest Nursing Research Society

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dc.typePresentationen_GB
dc.titleGender Differences in the Determinants for Adaptation of Children in Divorced Familyen_GB
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10755/159767-
dc.description.abstract<table><tr><td colspan="2" class="item-title">Gender Differences in the Determinants for Adaptation of Children in Divorced Family</td></tr><tr class="item-sponsor"><td class="label">Conference Sponsor:</td><td class="value">Midwest Nursing Research Society</td></tr><tr class="item-year"><td class="label">Conference Year:</td><td class="value">2009</td></tr><tr class="item-author"><td class="label">Author:</td><td class="value">Kim, Hyun Kyung</td></tr><tr class="item-institute"><td class="label">P.I. Institution Name:</td><td class="value">UIC</td></tr><tr class="item-address"><td class="label">Contact Address:</td><td class="value">845 S. Damen Ave. #1130, Chicago, IL, 60612, USA</td></tr><tr class="item-phone"><td class="label">Contact Telephone:</td><td class="value">708-990-0354</td></tr><tr class="item-email"><td class="label">Email:</td><td class="value">hkim244@uic.edu</td></tr><tr class="item-co-authors"><td class="label">Co-Authors:</td><td class="value">H. Kim, S. Shin, M. Kim, College of Nursing, University of Illinois at Chicago, Chicago, IL; J. Won, College of Nursing Science, Kyung Hee University, Seoul, KOREA, REPUBLIC OF;</td></tr><tr><td colspan="2" class="item-abstract">Purpose: This study aimed to identify the gender differences in the determinants for adaptation of children in divorced families. Method: Cross-sectional descriptive design was used. A sample of 219 children aged 10 to 13 years in divorced families (100 male and 119 female) was recruited from elementary schools in three provinces in Korea. Data were collected during the year 2006 using a survey questionnaire containing divorce related characteristics, Family Hardiness Index, Parent-Adolescence Communication Inventory, Family Crisis Oriental Personal Evaluation Scale, Social Support Appraisal Scale, Self-esteem Scale, Child Beliefs about Parental Divorce Scale, and Environmental Change after Parental Divorce Scale. Descriptive statistics, t-test, and stepwise linear regression were used for data analysis. Results: Divorce related factors including contacts with parent not living together, living with primary caregiver, and length of divorce were not significantly different between genders. Adaptation scores of children in divorced family were not significantly different between male and female. However, determinants for adaptation were significantly different according to gender. For male children, their beliefs about parental divorce, parent-child communication, and problem solving strategies significantly explained their adaptation (adjusted R square=.457, p&lt;.001). For female children, self esteem, environmental change after parental divorce, and problem solving strategies significantly explained their adaptation (adjusted R square=.397, p&lt;.001). Conclusion: Nurses working with children in divorced family should consider the gender-specific determinants in their adaptation to divorced family.</td></tr></table>en_GB
dc.date.available2011-10-26T22:18:56Z-
dc.date.issued2011-10-17en_GB
dc.date.accessioned2011-10-26T22:18:56Z-
dc.description.sponsorshipMidwest Nursing Research Societyen_GB
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