Date of Award
Bachelor of Science (B.S.) in Criminology and Criminal Justice and University Honors
Criminology and Criminal Justice
children, married, divorced, conflict resolution, culture, relationship quality
The relationship between parents' is considered one of the most influential interactions a child will experience; as it is usually the first relationship a child witnesses where personal values and interests develop (Stanger, 2019). Nonetheless, it is a consistently understudied population in family research and, when studied, children are primarily examined during adolescence and often only in the context of conflict and rivalry. Additionally, much of this research does not examine the effects of a child's romantic relationship on the larger family system. This thesis seeks to address this gap in the literature by understanding how the relationship of a child's biological parents presents and defines a child’s own romantic relationship through qualitative research (interviews, coding, etc). In doing so, it also seeks to examine whether these qualities can lead to a proposed idea of whether culture may play a role in this interaction.
Delos Santos, Kailee, "Together or Apart? The Effects a Parent's Relationship Dynamic has on their Child(ren)'s Romantic Relationship" (2022). University Honors Theses. Paper 1275.