Honors Program Theses


Open Access Honors Program Thesis

First Advisor

James McCullagh


ln 1989 more than 1 million children, on average, were affected by divorce in the United States and this number has risen to over 40% of the population under 18 in recent years (Amato & Keith, 1991 a). The assumption is that this number will continue to grow. When one considers that there are also parents who suffer from these stresses the number grows substantially into something worthy of much consideration. With so many people being affected by this growing trend the desire to understand the differences it has on families is growing. Divorce changes children in many ways including their behavior, academic achievement, and psychological adjustment. These differences can continue into their adult lives and relationships.

Year of Submission



Department of Social Work

University Honors Designation

A thesis submitted in partial fulfillment of the requirements for the designation University Honors


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