A longitudinal study of the effects of social support on the psychological adjustment of divorced mothers

Robert Hughes, Elaine S. Good, Kristin Candell

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Abstract

Social support has been frequently hypothesized as a significant moderating influence on the adverse consequences of marital disruption. This exploratory longitudinal study examined the impact of social support on the psychological adjustment of divorced mothers. Divorced mothers provided social network information and psychological adjustment profiles at two months and six months following divorce. Results indicate that there were major changes in the structural and interactional characteristics of the participants’ social networks over time. Some types of social support were related to well-being and several structural and interactional characteristics of the social network were related to adjustment.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)37-56
Number of pages20
JournalJournal of Divorce and Remarriage
Volume19
Issue number1-2
DOIs
StatePublished - 1993

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Demography
  • Law

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