Parental Divorce in Young Adulthood: Some Preliminary Findings
American Journal of Orthopsychiatry
Developmental differences in reactions to parental divorce have not been examined beyond adolescence, and the impact of divorce on older offspring has thus been minimized. Central themes that emerged from an exploratory study of 18-to-23-year-olds suggest that the break-up of their parents' marriage represents a critical event deserving of further attention from researchers and clinicians.
Cooney, Teresa M.; Smyer, Michael A.; Hagestad, O. G.; and Klock, Robin C.. "Parental Divorce in Young Adulthood: Some Preliminary Findings." American Journal of Orthopsychiatry 56, no. 3 (1986) : 470-477.