Dissertation/Thesis Abstract

Effect of age, initiator status, and infidelity on women's divorce adjustment
by Steiner, Lisa M., Ph.D., Regent University, 2009, 72; 3367155
Abstract (Summary)

Divorce can be a distressing event. Although various studies have been conducted to better understand this phenomenon, little research has focused on the individual and combined effect of age, initiator status, spousal infidelity, and spiritual well-being on divorce adjustment. In order to determine the effect of these four factors on divorce adjustment, 133 divorced women in the United States were surveyed using the Fisher Divorce Adjustment Scale, Spiritual Well-being Scale, and a participant questionnaire. Results indicate that initiator status, spousal infidelity, and spiritual well-being can predict 38% of the variance in overall divorce adjustment for women. Spiritual well-being was found to be the strongest contributor. Recommendations for researchers and implications for clinicians are discussed.

Indexing (document details)
School: Regent University
School Location: United States -- Virginia
Source: DAI-B 70/07, Dissertation Abstracts International
Subjects: Womens studies, Clinical psychology
Keywords: Adjustment, Age, Divorce, Infidelity, Initiator status, Midlife, Spiritual well-being, Women
Publication Number: 3367155
ISBN: 978-1-109-26660-3
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