Typologies of Post-divorce Coparenting and Parental Well-Being, Parenting Quality and Children’s Psychological Adjustment

These results suggested that a positive coparenting alliance may be a protective factor for individual and family outcomes after parental divorce

Diogo Lamela

2015

Scholarcy highlights

  • Parental divorce is a major risk factor for internalizing and externalizing problems in children and adolescents
  • Guided by the Feinberg’s ecological model of coparenting, the current study evaluated whether postdivorce coparenting profiles could be found based on coparenting components proposed by Feinberg’s model
  • This study examine differences between these coparenting groups in parents’ psychological adjustment, parenting, family functioning, and children’s psychological adjustment
  • Parents were assessed in terms of subjective well-being, coparenting, positive parenting, inconsistent parenting, family functioning, and children’s psychological adjustment
  • Results showed that parents of the high-conflict coparenting profile showed lower satisfaction with life and higher divorcerelated distress and inconsistent parenting, when compared with the other two profiles
  • There were no significant differences between the high-conflict coparenting group and undermining coparenting group group on this index
  • Parents in the undermining coparenting profile identified more internalizing problems in their children when compared with parents in the cooperative coparenting profile
  • Based on these Confirmatory Factor Analysis results, this Portuguese version of the CRS-Brief is comprised by four subscales: Coparenting agreement/support, Coparenting Undermining, Division of Labor, and Exposure to Conflict

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