Coparenting Through Divorce or Separation

A Review of an Online Program

Jill R. Bowers, Brian Gabriel Ogolsky, Robert Hughes, Jeremy B. Kanter

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Abstract

In this study, we evaluated the content and instructional processes of an online coparenting education program for parents who are separating or divorcing. In addition, we provide results of posttests from parents (N = 1,543) who participated in the program between August 2011 and March 2012. The findings revealed that parents' perceptions of their confidence to successfully coparent and communicate about divorce issues vary by the sex of the parent, length of the program, and whether or not the program was mandated. Implications for developing, improving, and evaluating online education classes for parents who are going through divorce or separation are discussed.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)464-484
Number of pages21
JournalJournal of Divorce and Remarriage
Volume55
Issue number6
DOIs
StatePublished - Jan 1 2014

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Keywords

  • coparenting education
  • divorce
  • divorce education
  • formative program evaluation
  • program development
  • separation

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  • Demography
  • Law

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Coparenting Through Divorce or Separation : A Review of an Online Program. / Bowers, Jill R.; Ogolsky, Brian Gabriel; Hughes, Robert; Kanter, Jeremy B.

In: Journal of Divorce and Remarriage, Vol. 55, No. 6, 01.01.2014, p. 464-484.

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