Document Type

Thesis

Degree

Master of Science (MS)

Department

Psychology

First Advisor's Name

Gordon Finley

First Advisor's Committee Title

Committee Chair

Second Advisor's Name

Mary J. Levitt

Third Advisor's Name

Robert Lickliter

Keywords

Troubled Ruminations, Parental Involvement, Divorce, Family Form, Paternal role, Non-resident Fathers

Date of Defense

4-18-2012

Abstract

This study is an exploration of the relationship between retrospectively perceived desired parental involvement and current troubled ruminations about fathers and mothers by young adults. It investigates the impact of family form on desired parental involvement and troubled ruminations. The data were taken from a larger project (Finley, Mira, & Schwartz, 2008), consisting of 1,714 ethnically diverse, young adult university students. The results show a significant correlation between desired paternal involvement and troubled ruminations about fathers (r= .369, p

Identifier

FI12071104

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