Factors Linked with Coparenting Support and Conflict After Divorce

Raymond E. Petren, Anthony J. Ferraro, Taylor R. Davis, Kay Pasley

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Abstract

We examined the relationship between personal and interpersonal indicators of postdivorce adjustment and dimensions of coparenting (support, overt conflict, covert conflict) using data from 176 recently divorced mothers. Mothers’ satisfaction with the divorce decree, perceptions of fathers as important for child development, and being satisfied with fathers’ parenting were associated with more supportive coparenting. Mothers’ satisfaction with the divorce decree and fathers’ parenting were associated with less overt conflict. Factors differed for mothers’ reports of their own and their former spouses’ use of covert conflict behaviors, with these factors linked to satisfaction with the divorce decree and perceived stress, respectively.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)145-160
Number of pages16
JournalJournal of Divorce and Remarriage
Volume58
Issue number3
DOIs
StatePublished - Apr 3 2017

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Demography
  • Law

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