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The Process of Resilience Among People Experienced Parents's Divorce in Childhood
resilience,adolescence,divorce,single parent family,adversity,
|Publication Year :||2018|
Too often children raised by single parent are labeled as “damaged goods”; this stereotype extends to every aspect of their lives, including school performances, behaviors, and their relationships. In the paper titled “Experiencing Parental Divorce during Adolescence Period-From a Strength Perspective,” the authors made great efforts squashing that stereotype, as they found children growing up in single-parent families did not perform poorly academically.
This study also wants to examine the experiences of children growing up in single-parent families, and had an emphasis on their resilience, not only from the aspect of academic performance, but in all other aspects of their lives.
The aim of this study included:
1. To investigate the live experience of children who have undergone parental divorce during adolescence, and regarded themselves as adapting well now.
2. To examine how the people demonstrated resilience as they grew up in single-parent families.
3. To explore the role of resilience played in their lives.
Methodologically, this study approached potential participants through the help of Internet and friends. A total of 5 participants were interviewed, but only information of 4 was analyzed, because one though that parental divorce was not a risk to her, so there was no need to talk about resilience. Each one of them has gone through parents’ divorce, with only one of them remembering what happened during their divorce. However, all agreed that parent divorce had an impact on their lives, and thought that resilience played an indispensable role in their lives.
Data were recorded with the agreement from the participants, and they were analyzed using logical inductions to demonstrate life experiences of four participants and how resilience played a role to help them overcame the hardships.
It is found that participants did have experienced in re-marriage of their parents, domestic violence, countless relocation, having hard times sharing their problems or connecting with people or feeling self-conscious about their own family backgrounds. However, those hardships did not beat them up; instead, it made them be stronger and tougher. Even though they were once disappointed with their family experiences, they decided to look at parental divorce from a different perspective. They were not only able to build up a better relationship with their families, they were also more devoted to maintaining other personal relationships. Outside their families, they also received a great deal of support from others, including other family members, school teachers, classmates, and friends. Despite all the impediments, they all tried to live their best lives with the assistance from others.
Lastly, this study concluded with suggestions to children experienced parental divorce, it is hoped that family members and related professionals can provide support to these people, so that the adversity of parental divorce won’t have great impact on these children, and they can grow up resiliently.
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