The purpose of this study was to examine the relationship between parentsâ marital status and various dimensions of psychological well-being of adolescents in Greece. The aim of the present study is to explore the psychological wellbeing of adolescents from divorced families as compared to their classmates from intact families. Based on the above considerations we expect to find problems in various areas of adolescentsâ psychological well-being. The questionnaires used in the present study were administered as part of a larger battery of measures. The students completed the questionnaires during a class period and returned them to the investigator when they left. Their participation was voluntary and anonymous.166 adolescents from divorced and 166 from intact families completed a) the Achenbachâs Youth Self-Report Questionnaire, b) a questionnaire about their parentsâ relationship and their own relationship with each one of their parents, and c) a questionnaire about demographics. The results suggest adolescents from divorced families had poorer academic performance and more internalizing and externalizing problems than their counterparts. Furthermore, it was found that a positive parent-child relationship was associated with the adolescentsâ mental health. The parentsâ relationship after divorce was also associated with the subjectsâ mental health and more specifically with internalizing and externalizing problems.
Relationships between Parentsâ Marital Status and the Psychological Wellbeing of Adolescents in Greece
Vassiliki S Pappa
Last date updated on June, 2014