The purpose of this study was to (a) describe the characteristics of divorced Mormon women residing in Salt Lake County, (b) determine the extent to which these women were aware of and used government, private, and Mormon church agencies after divorce in helping them solve their problems, and (c) determine the extent these women felt each agency was effective.
Responses from the questionnaire indicated that more than half of these women could be categorized as displaced homemakers. Results showed significant decreases in income before and after divorce. The women in this study had higher than national average occupational levels and income levels. The results of this study showed that these women used the Mormon church and its agencies significantly more often than government and private agencies and institutions. Furthermore, they also felt these Church agencies provided a significant amount of help with problems of personal adjustment, children's problems, and family management.
College and Department
Family, Home, and Social Sciences; Family Life
BYU ScholarsArchive Citation
Stapley, Melinda G., "A Study of Divorced Mormon Women in Salt Lake County: The Extent to Which they Use the Agencies and Institutions Available to Help Meet Personal, Financial, and Employment Needs" (1981). Theses and Dissertations. 5136.
Divorce, Women in the Mormon Church, Mormon women