Skip to main content
main-content
Top

Tip

Swipe om te navigeren naar een ander artikel

15-06-2017 | Original Paper | Uitgave 11/2017 Open Access

Journal of Child and Family Studies 11/2017

I’ll Never Forgive You: High Conflict Divorce, Social Network, and Co-Parenting Conflicts

Tijdschrift:
Journal of Child and Family Studies > Uitgave 11/2017
Auteurs:
Margreet Visser, Catrin Finkenauer, Kim Schoemaker, Esther Kluwer, Rachel van der Rijken, Justine van Lawick, Hans Bom, J. Clasien de Schipper, Francien Lamers-Winkelman

Abstract

The relation between divorce, co-parenting conflicts, and children’s adjustment problems has been well established. An unresolved question for research and clinical interventions, however, is how conflicts between parents are maintained and/or escalate. This cross-sectional research tested the hypothesis that co-parenting conflicts in divorced couples are associated with perceived social network disapproval and that this relation is mediated by parents’ tendency to forgive each other. In Study 1, a convenience sample of 136 divorced parents recruited via online forums, we showed that perceived social network disapproval was indeed positively related to co-parenting conflicts and that parents’ tendency to forgive the other parent—albeit partly—explained this relationship. Strength of our research is that in Study 2, 110 parents referred to children’s mental health care because the wellbeing of the children was severely compromised by the severity of the conflicts between parents, we replicated these results. In both studies perceived social network disapproval and co-parenting conflicts were positively related and this link was mediated by forgiveness: perceived social network disapproval was negatively related to forgiveness, which in turn was negatively related to more parental conflicts.

Onze productaanbevelingen

BSL Psychologie Totaal

Met BSL Psychologie Totaal blijf je als professional steeds op de hoogte van de nieuwste ontwikkelingen binnen jouw vak. Met het online abonnement heb je toegang tot een groot aantal boeken, protocollen, vaktijdschriften en e-learnings op het gebied van psychologie en psychiatrie. Zo kun je op je gemak en wanneer het jou het beste uitkomt verdiepen in jouw vakgebied.

Literatuur
Over dit artikel

Andere artikelen Uitgave 11/2017

Journal of Child and Family Studies 11/2017 Naar de uitgave