Divorced Mothers: Challenges and Coping Mechanisms (A Turkish Sample)

By Hülya Öztop and Nuri Dogan.

Published by The Social Sciences Collection

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The purpose of this study was to investigate post-divorce challenges and coping mechanisms of single mothers from differing socioeconomic and demographic backgrounds. Participants of the study were 125 divorced women who had not remarried and had at least one child. Proceeding calculation of descriptive statistic on the Scale for Vulnerability to Issues and Scale for Attitudes toward Problem Solving, either independent t-test or one-way analysis of variance was used depending on the number of categories of socio-economic and socio-demographic variables. Results showed that younger women had higher means on scales for vulnerability and problem solving attitudes. Women with elementary education scored higher on the vulnerability scale than those with higher education.

Keywords: Divorce, Single-mothers, Single-parents, One Parent Families

International Journal of Interdisciplinary Social Sciences, Volume 4, Issue 7, pp.205-222. Article: Print (Spiral Bound). Article: Electronic (PDF File; 1.189MB).

Dr. Hülya Öztop

Faculty of Economics and Administrative Sciences, Department of Family and Consumer Sciences, Hacettepe University, Ankara, Samanpazari, Turkey

Dr. Hulya Oztop is an instructor of Family and Consumer Sciences at Hacettepe University Faculty of Economics and Administrative Sciences. She teaches in the undergraduate and graduate programs in the areas of Family and Consumer Sciences, Housing Physical Environment Arrangement, Household Equipment. Dr.Oztop’s research interests include Family Life Education, Elderly and Family Relations, Consumer Education. She has published in a variety of social science journals, including Educational Gerontology,Social Behavior and Personality an International Journal, Journal of Qafqaz University, Kadın / Women 2000, Turk Geriatri Dergisi, Egitim ve Bilim Dergisi, Yaslı Sorunları Arastırma Dergisi, Aile ve Toplum Dergisi.

Dr. Nuri Dogan

Assistant Dr., Department of Measurement and Evaluation in Education, Hacettepe University, Ankara, Samanpazari, Turkey

Dr. Nuri DOĞAN is an instructor of Educational Sciences department at Hacettepe University Faculty of Education. He teaches in the undergraduate and graduate programs in the areas of measurement and evaluation in education, Test development, Introduction to Statistics, Advanced Statistics, Sampling Techniques, Measurement and Evaluation, Planning and Evaluation in Teaching, Applications of Statistics in Computer. Dr.DOĞAN’s research interests include Educational statistics, Test construction, Scaling techniques, Sampling theories, Test development, Measurement and evaluation in education, Classical test theory, Item response theory, Test bias, Item bias. He has published in a variety of social science journals, including Educational Gerontology, Social Behavior and Personality an International Journal, Egitim ve Bilim Dergisi (Journal of Education and Science), Hacettepe Üniversitesi Eğitim Fakültesi Dergisi (Hacettepe Üniversity Jorunal Of Education), Eğitim Araştırmaları Dergisi (Eurasian Journal of Educational Research), İnönü Üniversitesi Eğitim Fakültesi Dergisi (İnönü Üniversity Jorunal Of Education), Ege Üniversitesi Eğitim Fakültesi Dergisi (Ege Üniversity Jorunal Of Education), Abant İzzet Baysal Üniversitesi Eğitim Fakültesi Dergisi (Abant İzzet Baysal Üniversity Jorunal Of Education).

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