Graduation Year

2012

Location

Lower Level, Ames Library, Illinois Wesleyan University

Start Date

14-4-2012 9:00 AM

End Date

14-4-2012 10:00 AM

Description

Divorce is a rapidly growing issue in today’s society and the children are the ones who are impacted the most (Dykeman, 2003). In this literature review on how divorce impacts adolescent students, including grades 4-12, several studies have been analyzed that cover the topics of family environment, academic achievement, and behavioral problems associated with divorce. The findings show divorce has several negative impacts on children including: struggling to adjust to a new family environment, decreased chances of reaching full academic potential, and an increased chance of problem behavior inside and outside of school. The information in this literature review is important because it informs parents, teachers, and administrators understand why children act certain ways while coping or adjusting to a divorce. It is crucial that we understand how children are impacted by divorce so we can help children adjust to divorce in a more positive and beneficial way.

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The Impact of Divorce on Adolescent Students

Lower Level, Ames Library, Illinois Wesleyan University

Divorce is a rapidly growing issue in today’s society and the children are the ones who are impacted the most (Dykeman, 2003). In this literature review on how divorce impacts adolescent students, including grades 4-12, several studies have been analyzed that cover the topics of family environment, academic achievement, and behavioral problems associated with divorce. The findings show divorce has several negative impacts on children including: struggling to adjust to a new family environment, decreased chances of reaching full academic potential, and an increased chance of problem behavior inside and outside of school. The information in this literature review is important because it informs parents, teachers, and administrators understand why children act certain ways while coping or adjusting to a divorce. It is crucial that we understand how children are impacted by divorce so we can help children adjust to divorce in a more positive and beneficial way.