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    The effects of parental divorce: a culture-specific challenge for young adults in South Korea

    Kim, J.-Y. and Tasker, Fiona (2013) The effects of parental divorce: a culture-specific challenge for young adults in South Korea. Journal of Divorce & Remarriage 54 (5), pp. 349-362. ISSN 1050-2556.

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    Extensive research into the offspring of divorced parents has indicated associations between parental divorce and developmental outcomes for young adults. Nevertheless the impact of cultural variation on the lives of young people with divorced parents has been neglected. Qualitative research using Interpretative Phenomenological Analysis (IPA) was used to examine the experiences of six Korean adults of divorced parents, who detailed the impact of parental divorce on their lives and told us how their feelings toward their parents and their own ideas about family formation had been reevaluated. Overall, participants expressed concerns in common with other children of divorce and concerns specific to their Confucian cultural context, namely ambivalent feelings toward their parents' divorce, confusion about traditional filial piety, and a view of the self as damaged and needing reinvestment.


    Item Type: Article
    Keyword(s) / Subject(s): Confucianism, cultural diversity, parental divorce, parent–child relationships, qualitative methodology, young adulthood
    School: Birkbeck Faculties and Schools > Faculty of Science > School of Psychological Sciences
    Research Centres and Institutes: Children, Families and Social Issues, Institute for the Study of (Closed)
    Depositing User: Sarah Hall
    Date Deposited: 15 Dec 2015 11:26
    Last Modified: 02 Aug 2023 17:20


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