Divorce mediation: The impact of mediation on the psychological well-being of children and parents

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Divorce mediation : The impact of mediation on the psychological well-being of children and parents. / Walton, Lisa; Oliver, Chris; Griffin, Christine.

In: Journal of Community and Applied Social Psychology, Vol. 9, No. 1, 01.01.1999, p. 35-46.

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abstract = "This study evaluated levels of psychological distress experienced by children (aged 4-16) and parents at the beginning of and one month after mediation for child-related disputes. In contrast to previous research, this study employed both child-and parent-reports of child outcome. Mediation was associated with reductions in child-reported, though not parent-reported, child psychological distress and with reductions in parent-reports of their own psychological distress. The negotiation of successful agreements in mediation was not related to improved psychological well-being of family members. The difficulties encountered (i.e. small numbers, low response rate) render the results tentative. Implications of the findings for future research are discussed.",
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