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Master of Science (MS)


Family Consumer Human Development


Glen O. Jenson


The purpose of this study was to determine the self perceived needs of divorced parents for parent education. Five independent variables, age, sex, income level, education, and time since divorce were analyzed. The survey was organized into three major parts with sub-headings. The survey questions asked divorced parents what parent education resources they used before, after divorce, and use now or in the future. Other questions asked what content these resources should contain. The survey was completed in Houston Texas, and Ogden, Utah with a total N of 38.

The results of the analysis indicated there was no significant differences in the perceived effectiveness of the existing parent education resources, nor the perceived need for additional resources in either child development or personal growth, based on the age, sex, income level, educational attainment, or time since divorce of a sample of divorced parent responses.

writers of curriculum for divorced parents however should note the high degree of unanimity among divorced parents on many content areas, and the information resources used.