This study examined the influence of parental divorce on the attitudes of young adult members of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints (LDS) toward marriage and family life. A sample of 180 students from three universities completed self-report questionnaires measuring various attitudes toward aspects of marriage and family life. The results indicated that parental divorce alone was not a significant predictor (p.≤.05) of young adults' attitudes toward marriage and family life. The one difference found was that young adults' coming from divorced families-of-origin were less attracted to the idea of commitment and sacrifice involved in a marriage than those coming from intact families-of-origin. Limitations, implications for future research and clinical implications were also discussed.
College and Department
Family, Home, and Social Sciences; Family Life
BYU ScholarsArchive Citation
Finney, Sarah D., "Parental Divorce and LDS Young Adult Attitudes Toward Marriage and Family Life" (1998). Theses and Dissertations. 4680.
Marriage, Divorce, Family, Mormon young adults