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Keywords

Stepfamilies--Psychological aspects; Stepchildren--Family relationships;

Abstract

The American family has been in a state of transition for the past three decades. Marital dissolution has quadrupled in the past 20 years, with three in five marriages ending in divorce. Approximately 80% of divorced men and 75% of divorced women remarry, creating 5.3.million married-couple households in which at least one stepchild under 18 resides.

The author of this paper will address several factors and intervention strategies that have been identified as potential determinants of healthy adaptation in children in stepfamilies. Given the increasing prevalence of stepfamilies in this country, it is imperative that school counselors become knowledgeable in the dynamics of stepfamily life so that the needs of stepchildren can be met effectively within the school setting.

Year of Submission

2000

Degree Name

Master of Arts in Education

Department

Educational Leadership, Counseling, and Postsecondary Education

First Advisor

Terry T. Kottman

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Date Original

2000

Object Description

1 PDF file (29 pages)

Language

EN

File Format

application/pdf

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