The Influence of Support Systems on Parents and Conflict: Shaping Resolutions or Maintaining the War?

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Title The Influence of Support Systems on Parents and Conflict: Shaping Resolutions or Maintaining the War?
Creator Angelina Harward-Collard
Subject MACL
Description As divorce rates within the U.S. stabilize to half of all marriages, the number of divorces involving children remains steady. Parents raising their children separately experience episodes of conflict within their parental partnerships. In these moments of conflict, it is natural for parents to reach out to their support groups for help. By interviewing three mothers and three fathers and creating digital stories for three parents, it was discovered that their surrounding support groups influences parents differently. Gender differences in the way that parents communicate, experience, and seek support were prevalent. The most significant source of support found was from grandparents and the ideal support parents sought after was characterized as non-reactive and calming. By assisting three participants in creating their own digital stories, I was able to evoke emotions that lead to expanded details about their experience related to their interparental conflict and the support they received.
Publisher Westminster College
Date 2015-05
Type Text; Image
Language eng
Rights Management Digital copyright 2015, Westminster College. All rights Reserved.
ARK ark:/87278/s6p87m2g
Setname wc_ir
Date Created 2015-08-06
Date Modified 2015-08-06
ID 1094131
Reference URL https://collections.lib.utah.edu/ark:/87278/s6p87m2g
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