Single-Parent Families with adolescents: structure, functioning and relationships

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The aim of this research is to examine the link between the structure and the functioning of separated single-parent families with adolescents and a “cognitive aspect” of the adjustment : the Adolescent Perception of Family Boundary Ambiguity (APFBA). A questionnaire in two versions was administered to 107 single-parent families (214 subjects). The results show that the considered structural aspects (sex, age of adolescents and length of time of separation) don’t have a significant influence on APFBA, while there is a link between APFBA and the type of functioning between the ex-partners. We can further hypothesise that the “ideal” relationship between ex-partners would have to be based on the “right distance” not exceeding the two extremes (too close or too distant).
Lingua originaleEnglish
Titolo della pubblicazione ospiteResearch on Family Resources and Needs across the World
Editorm. cusinato
Numero di pagine22
Stato di pubblicazionePubblicato - 1996


  • adolescents
  • single-parent families


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