Post-divorce adaptation and the attribution of responsibility

A study was conducted to explore the possible relationship between post-divorce adjustment and the attributions divorced women give for the failure of their marriages

Helen M. Newman

2004

Scholarcy highlights

  • A study was conducted to explore the possible relationship between post-divorce adjustment and the attributions divorced women give for the failure of their marriages
  • The study revealed that significantly more subjects who attributed their divorces to interactive rather than personal factors were more active, more socially skilled, happier, more optimistic, and less likely to blame themselves rather than outside forces for failures
  • The importance of making interactive attributions was discussed

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