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    Anti-marriage attitudes and motivations to marry amongst adolescents with divorced parents

    Tasker, Fiona (1992) Anti-marriage attitudes and motivations to marry amongst adolescents with divorced parents. Journal of Divorce & Remarriage 18 (3-4), pp. 105-119. ISSN 1050-2556.

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    Abstract

    Results are reported from a study of white males and females aged 17-18 from different socioeconomic groups with married or divorced parents (n = 306). Teenagers from divorced backgrounds were less likely to say that they want to marry compared with teenagers from intact families. However, other indicators reveal that they may in fact marry early as they are more affected by variables associated with early marriage: leaving school; leaving home; and forming serious boyfriend/girlfriend relationships. Daughters of divorce were most affected by these pro-marriage influences. Distinctions are drawn between different groups of children of divorce and between marital attitudes and behaviour. It is suggested that the adolescent's own experience of intimate relationships and cohabitation can overcome negative attitudes to marriage arising from parental divorce.

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    Item Type: Article
    School: School of Science > Psychological Sciences
    Depositing User: Sarah Hall
    Date Deposited: 31 Mar 2020 08:43
    Last Modified: 31 Mar 2020 08:43
    URI: https://eprints.bbk.ac.uk/id/eprint/31516

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