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Children's experiences and meaning construction on parental divorce: a focus group study

Sofie Maes UGent, Jan De Mol UGent and Ann Buysse UGent (2012) CHILDHOOD-A GLOBAL JOURNAL OF CHILD RESEARCH. 19(2). p.266-279
abstract
The global aim of this study was to explore children's narratives of parental divorce. A convenience sample, composed of 11- and 14-year-old children, was recruited. A total of 22 children (12 male, 10 female) participated in this focus group study. The findings show that two components seem to be really important for children during the divorce process: the ability to construct meaning about their parents' decision to divorce and their feeling to count in the process of family transition. Children expressed the need for an explanation about why parents decided to divorce and wanted to matter with regard to the decisions on their post-divorce living arrangements.
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journalArticle (original)
publication status
published
subject
keyword
ADJUSTMENT, SELF, PERSPECTIVES, SEPARATION, FAMILY LIVES, agency, children, divorce, mattering, meaning construction
journal title
CHILDHOOD-A GLOBAL JOURNAL OF CHILD RESEARCH
Child.-Glob. J. Child Res.
volume
19
issue
2
pages
266 - 279
Web of Science type
Article
Web of Science id
000303649500009
JCR category
SOCIAL SCIENCES, INTERDISCIPLINARY
JCR impact factor
1.046 (2012)
JCR rank
21/92 (2012)
JCR quartile
1 (2012)
ISSN
0907-5682
DOI
10.1177/0907568211421220
language
English
UGent publication?
yes
classification
A1
copyright statement
I have transferred the copyright for this publication to the publisher
id
2152151
handle
http://hdl.handle.net/1854/LU-2152151
date created
2012-06-13 17:57:12
date last changed
2013-06-01 00:30:45
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  abstract     = {The global aim of this study was to explore children's narratives of parental divorce. A convenience sample, composed of 11- and 14-year-old children, was recruited. A total of 22 children (12 male, 10 female) participated in this focus group study. The findings show that two components seem to be really important for children during the divorce process: the ability to construct meaning about their parents' decision to divorce and their feeling to count in the process of family transition. Children expressed the need for an explanation about why parents decided to divorce and wanted to matter with regard to the decisions on their post-divorce living arrangements.},
  author       = {Maes, Sofie and De Mol, Jan and Buysse, Ann},
  issn         = {0907-5682},
  journal      = {CHILDHOOD-A GLOBAL JOURNAL OF CHILD RESEARCH},
  keyword      = {ADJUSTMENT,SELF,PERSPECTIVES,SEPARATION,FAMILY LIVES,agency,children,divorce,mattering,meaning construction},
  language     = {eng},
  number       = {2},
  pages        = {266--279},
  title        = {Children's experiences and meaning construction on parental divorce: a focus group study},
  url          = {http://dx.doi.org/10.1177/0907568211421220},
  volume       = {19},
  year         = {2012},
}

Chicago
Maes, Sofie, Jan De Mol, and Ann Buysse. 2012. “Children’s Experiences and Meaning Construction on Parental Divorce: a Focus Group Study.” Childhood-a Global Journal of Child Research 19 (2): 266–279.
APA
Maes, Sofie, De Mol, J., & Buysse, A. (2012). Children’s experiences and meaning construction on parental divorce: a focus group study. CHILDHOOD-A GLOBAL JOURNAL OF CHILD RESEARCH, 19(2), 266–279.
Vancouver
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Maes S, De Mol J, Buysse A. Children’s experiences and meaning construction on parental divorce: a focus group study. CHILDHOOD-A GLOBAL JOURNAL OF CHILD RESEARCH. 2012;19(2):266–79.
MLA
Maes, Sofie, Jan De Mol, and Ann Buysse. “Children’s Experiences and Meaning Construction on Parental Divorce: a Focus Group Study.” CHILDHOOD-A GLOBAL JOURNAL OF CHILD RESEARCH 19.2 (2012): 266–279. Print.