Effectiveness of a community group intervention program on adjustment to separation and divorce

Vukalovich, Dragica, and Caltabiano, Nerina J. (2008) Effectiveness of a community group intervention program on adjustment to separation and divorce. Journal of Divorce and Remarriage, 48 (3-4). pp. 145-168.

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This study explores adjustment to separation and divorce and the effects of participating in a small regional community agency group intervention program. Prior to participation in group intervention, participants were interviewed for suitability and invited to complete the pre-intervention questionnaires comprising demographics, the Rosenberg Self-Esteem Scale, the Social Support Appraisal Scale and the Fisher Divorce Adjustment Scale. Of the forty-four participants that started the program, twenty females and ten males completed the group intervention program. Following completion, the post-intervention questionnaires were administered to participants. Some differences in adjustment to separation and divorce were noted for men and women pre-intervention on the Social Support Appraisal Scale. However, no gender differences were noted on the adjustment scales post-intervention. Overall, the results indicate that participants made significant adjustment gains following participation on all adjustment scales. This result implies there are short-term benefits of attending a group intervention program aimed at improved adjustment to separation and divorce.

Item ID: 6218
Item Type: Article (Research - C1)
ISSN: 1540-4811
Keywords: separation and divorce; group intervention program; adjustment
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Date Deposited: 19 Mar 2010 23:23
FoR Codes: 17 PSYCHOLOGY AND COGNITIVE SCIENCES > 1701 Psychology > 170113 Social and Community Psychology @ 100%
SEO Codes: 92 HEALTH > 9204 Public Health (excl. Specific Population Health) > 920410 Mental Health @ 100%
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