Date of Award


Document Type


Degree Name

Master of Social Work (MSW)


Social Work

Physical Description

1 online resource (68 p.)


Parent and child, Student adjustment




As indicated in the National Vital Statistics Report of April, 1973 (Volume 20, pp. 16-19), the rate of divorces involving minor children is increasing rapidly in this country. Consequently, concern about the effects of divorce on children has been growing. In 1974, a collaborative effort between the Clackamas County (Oregon) Circuit Court and the Portland State University National Justice Educational Development Project was begun to study the impact of divorce on children and their parents (IDCAP). Heading the team of researchers are Stanley N. Cohen, Ph.D., and Nolan Jones, Research Associate.

Of special interest to Cohen and Jones is the parenting relationship of the couple, both before and after they filed for divorce. Among the objectives which Cohen and Jones have listed is to provide “an 18-month longitudinal study of the extent to which parenting styles developed by couples prior to, during and after divorce impact on the behavior of their children.”


A research project submitted in partial fulfillment of the requirements for the degree of Master of Social Work, Portland State University, 1976.

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