Open Access Graduate Research Paper
Divorce continues to rip at the ties that bind the traditional American family. The idealized "Norman Rockwell" portrait of the forever-married couple in which the father is assigned the full economic responsibilities and the mother as the homemaker, has rapidly diminished. In fact, the families that now conform to this description are in the minority. Recently, it was noted that divorce statistics have risen 127% since 1962 (Bundy & Gumaer, 1979; Kelly & Wallerstein, 1976; Hetherington, 1979). It is indicated that one million children experience the divorce of their parents annually (Luepritz, 1979). Despite the growing number of students entering school with inappropriate behaviors and stress due to their parents' divorce, there is little systematic research regarding the impact of divorce on children.
Year of Submission
Master of Arts
Department of Educational Administration and Counseling
Robert L. Frank
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©1988 Julie Ann Riggert
Riggert, Julie Ann, "The role of the elementary school counselor in dealing with children of divorced parents" (1988). Graduate Research Papers. 3226.