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Title
Parenting as mediator between post-divorce family structure and childrens well-being
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Abstract
Divorce and its subsequent transitions can be stressful for children and therefore, affect their well-being in a negative manner. Effective parenting (with high support and high control) can, however, function as a protective factor. While previous studies have indicated that effective parenting does indeed improve childrens well-being after divorce, these studies tended to concentrate on maternal family structures and transitions as well as maternal parenting. With this study, we investigate the mediating role of both maternal and paternal parenting between various family structures after divorce (including the custodial arrangement as well as the repartnering of both parents) and childrens well-being. Therefore, we analyzed 618 parentchild dyads from the multi-actor dataset Divorce in FlandersDiF using a mediated structural equation model. Results revealed that both maternal and paternal parenting can mediate between family structure after divorce and childrens well-being. Depending on the type of post divorce family constellation, parenting can be considered as a risk or a protective factor, for both maternal and paternal parenting.
Language
English
Source (journal)
Journal of child and family studies
Publication
2016
ISSN
1062-1024
Volume/pages
25:7(2016), p. 2178-2188
ISI
000378042800011
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UAntwerpen
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Creation 26.02.2016
Last edited 22.07.2017
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