ISSN:2149-0821

INVESTIGATION of the DIVORCE CHILDREN’s EXPERIENCES in DIVORCE PROCESS in the CONTEXT of DEVELOPMENTAL, RELATIONAL and ENVIRONMENTAL VARIABLES: A QUALITATIVE STUDY


In this study, the situations and the effects of divorce on themselves and their environment were examined through face-to-face interviews in terms of the experiences of the divorced children and their meaning during the transition of this kind of life. The study group consisted of divorced children (n = 19) who applied to a private counseling center in Ankara between 2018 and 2019. Easily accessible sampling method was used to determine the study group of the study. The children whose parents divorced were 7-13 years old; 68% (n = 13) were girl and 32% (n = 6) were boy; 58% (n = 11) had siblings and 42% (n = 8) were single children; after divorce, 80% (n = 15) lived with his mother, 10% (n = 2) with aunt, 10% (n = 2) with his father. It was seen that children were able to make the definition and reasons of divorce in a concrete and understandable manner in relation to their age. The majority of the children who participated in the study stated that their parents' pre-and post-divorce relationships were not good and they quarreled. It was learned that the majority of the children who participated in the study had significant changes in their lives such as home, school and city changes and their financial problems increased. The majority of the children in this study defined their relationship with their mothers better than their fathers. Suggestions were made in the light of the findings.


Keywords


Divorce, divorce and children, divorced children

Author : Kızbes Meral KILIÇ - Fatma KIRIMLI TAŞKIN - Hasan Tahsin KILIÇ
Number of pages: 258-275
DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.29228/SOBIDER.32602
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The Journal of Social Sciences
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