Parental divorce or separation and children’s mental health
Authors of the article: Brian D’Onofrio and Robert Emery
Hypothesis/ Research question/ Purpose: The research focuses on the relationship between parental divorce or separation and children’s mental health. It elaborated on the impact and outcome of children from divorced or separated parents.
Dependent Variable: Parental divorce or separation
Independent Variable: Children’s mental health
Participants: Children, parents, mediators, and physicians.
Design: measuring covariates and applying designs that take immeasurable factors such as genetic factors.
Key results: According to research, the impacts of parent separation/ divorce are: it raises the possibility for child and adolescent alteration issues such as lower grades and school dropouts, unruly behaviors such as drug abuse, and depressed mood. Additionally, these children have high chances of living in poverty and living in family instability. On the contrary, they are resilient in life and lack psychological problems. Despite the resilience, they experience painful feelings or encounters, such as worrying about events like graduations or weddings when both parents will be present. Moreover, the risk factors for both low income and family income are corporated to economic difficulties and interparental fights.
Gaps/ recommendations: The researcher recommends more studies on interventions such as policy changes that examine the risks, aspects of resiliency, and heterogeneity in the consequences associated with family instability.
Parental conflict and social networking sites addiction in Chinese adolescents
Authors of the article: He, Dan, Liu, Qing-Qi, Shen, Xi
Hypothesis/ Research question/ Purpose: The study objective is to find out the mediation impact of core self-evaluation and loneliness in the association between parental conflict and social networking site addiction. Additionally, to provide the advanced perception of how parental conflict can increase the risk of social networking site addiction and implications for the prevention and intervention of adolescent Social networking site addiction.
Independent Variable: Parental conflicts
Dependent Variable: Social networking sites, loneliness, and core self-evaluation
Key results: From the study, there is a relationship between core self-evaluation and loneliness and social networking sites addiction, and parental conflicts. Core self-evaluation and loneliness intervene in the corporation among parental conflict and social network site addiction. The several intervening analysis shows that core self-evaluation and loneliness can not only parallel but also fundamentally intervene in the corporation among parental conflict and Social networking sites addiction.
Gaps: Future research should focus on middle age students, not only adolescents. Also, the researcher should expound on the age of developing core self-evaluation and loneliness. Research should expound on the impact of core self-evaluation and loneliness in regards to social networking sites and parent conflicts. Parents can be involved in the data collection stage to help in acquiring data such as the ages of the children at core self-evaluation and loneliness.
Parental Stress and Child Outcomes: The Mediating Role of Family Conflict
Authors: Julia H. Jones, Trenton A. Call, Sarah N. Wolford, and Lenore M. McWey
Hypothesis/ Research question/ Purpose: The research aimed to analyze the intensity of family conflict intervening in the association between parental stress and child outcomes among at-risk families
Independent Variable: Family conflict
Dependent Variable: Parental stress and child outcomes
Key results: The results indicated a direct corporation between parental stress, family conflict, and child outcomes. The parental stress was associated with the child outcome through interactions.
Gaps/ recommendations: The research should extract more data from various sources
Joint versus sole physical custody
Authors: Linda Nielsen
Hypothesis/ Research question/ Purpose:
Independent Variable: income or parental conflict
Dependent Variable: Joint and sole physical custody
Designs: Secondary data collection
Key results: Both Joint Physical Custody (JPC) and Sole physical custody (SPC) children had different outcomes depending on different factors such as their relationship with their parents and emotional state.
Gaps/ recommendations: In future research, all the studies should be based on equal quality.
Parental Conflict and Problematic Internet Use in Chinese Adolescents
Authors: Wanxue Qi
Hypothesis/ Research question/ Purpose: The study objective is to find out the union between parental conflict and adolescents’ problematic Internet use (PIU), especially the mediating role of adolescent emotional dysregulation and the moderating role of adolescents’ effortful control
Independent Variable: Parental Conflict
Dependent Variable: Emotional dysregulation, Problematic internet use in Chinese adolescents
Key results: The results revealed that the corporation between parental conflict and adolescent Problematic internet use was fully intervened by adolescent emotional dysregulation. However, there is an indirect association between effortful adolescent control and parental conflict to adolescent problematic internet use.
Gaps/ recommendations: More research should be done from the school context of children. Also, the youths see the outcome of problematic internet use since most of them use the internet. The research should also focus on what age children get to become addicted to the internet due to parental conflict.
D’Onofrio, B., & Emery, R. (2019). Parental divorce or separation and children’s mental health. World Psychiatry, 18(1), 100.
He, D., Liu, Q. Q., & Shen, X. (2021). Parental conflict and social networking sites addiction in Chinese adolescents: The multiple mediating role of core self-evaluation and loneliness. Children and Youth Services Review, 120, 105774.
Jones, J. H., Call, T. A., Wolford, S. N., & McWey, L. M. (2021). Parental stress and child Outcomes: The mediating role of family conflict. Journal of Child and Family Studies, 30(3), 746-756.
Nielsen, L. (2018). Joint versus sole physical custody: Outcomes for children independent of family income or parental conflict. Journal of Child Custody, 15(1), 35-54.
Qi, W. (2019). Parental conflict and problematic internet use in Chinese adolescents: Testing a moderated mediation model of adolescents’ effortful control and emotional dysregulation. Journal of Interpersonal Violence, 0886260518822342.