Stress and coping as predictors of children's divorce-related ruminations.

M. Weyer, Irwin Sandler

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Examined stress and coping variables as predictors of divorce-related ruminations in children whose parents had recently divorced. Simultaneous multiple regression was used to analyze the cross-sectional data of 351 children of divorce. Divorce-related stressful events and threat appraisal were positively related to children's ruminations. A prospective longitudinal design was employed to predict rumination at Time 2 (T2) controlling for Time 1 (T1) rumination. Efficacy of coping was negatively related to T2 rumination after controlling for T1 rumination and all other predictors. This study also provided descriptive data on the frequency of children's divorce-related ruminations.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)78-86
Number of pages9
JournalJournal of clinical child psychology
Issue number1
StatePublished - Mar 1998

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  • Medicine(all)


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