Relationships between ParentsÃ¢ÂÂ Marital Status and the Psychological Well- being of Adolescents in Greece
Vassiliki S Pappa*
Faculty of Health and Caring Professions, Department of Social Work, Athens Technological Institution, Greece
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- Vassiliki S Pappa
Faculty of Health and Caring Professions
Department of Social Work
Athens Technological Institution, Greece
E-mail: [email protected]
Received date: January 21, 2013; Accepted date: February 18, 2013; Published date: February 26, 2013
Citation: Pappa VS (2013) Relationships between Parents’ Marital Status and the Psychological Well-being of Adolescents in Greece. J Psychol Psychother 3:110. doi:10.4172/2161-0487.1000110
Copyright: © 2013 Pappa VS. This is an open-access article distributed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original author and source are credited.
The purpose of this study was to examine the relationship between parents’ marital status and various dimensions of psychological well-being of adolescents in Greece. 166 adolescents from divorced and 166 from intact families completed a) the Achenbach’s Youth Self-Report Questionnaire, b) a questionnaire about their parents’ 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 adolescents’ mental health. The parents’ relationship after divorce was also associated with the subjects’ mental health and more specifically with internalizing and externalizing problems.