Dissertation/Thesis Abstract

A Study of Kindergarten Through Eighth-grade Teachers’ Perceptions of the Impact Gender Plays on Students Involved in Divorce
by Lukefahr, Amanda, Ed.D., Lindenwood University, 2019, 171; 13903791
Abstract (Summary)

This mixed-methods study examined the perceptions of kindergarten through eighth-grade teachers on the impact gender had on the academics and behavioral performance of students from divorced settings. The researcher electronically contacted 332 kindergarten through eighth-grade educators from Mid-Missouri. Out of the 332 teachers, 84 chose to complete the on-line survey, Perceptions of Children of Divorce, consisting of 34 Likert-scale items and four open-ended questions. Based on the findings, the researcher determined kindergarten through eighth-grade teachers perceived the gender of the child from a divorced situation influenced the academics and behavioral performance. In addition, teachers perceived there to be more behavioral issues than academic issues, especially in boys. Throughout the survey findings, educators noted the importance of positive co-parenting relationships and divorce care programs for students experiencing a parental divorce. Future research on the impact divorce programs have on children of divorce would be beneficial to educators and parents.

Indexing (document details)
Advisor: Spooner, Pam
Commitee: Elder, Jodi, Caffey, Randy
School: Lindenwood University
Department: Education
School Location: United States -- Missouri
Source: DAI-A 81/2(E), Dissertation Abstracts International
Subjects: Educational evaluation, School counseling
Keywords: Children of divorce, Divorce care programs, Gender
Publication Number: 13903791
ISBN: 9781085631631
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