versión impresa ISSN 1657-9267
MUNOZ-ORTEGA, María Liliana; GOMEZ-ALAYA, Paola Andrea y SANTAMARIA-OGLIASTRI, Claudia Marcela. Thoughts and feelings reported by children about their parents’ separation. Univ. Psychol. [online]. 2008, vol.7, n.2, pp. 347-356. ISSN 1657-9267.
The general objective of this descriptive research was to analyze, in a group consisting of 25 children aged 11 to 15 years old, the thoughts and feelings experienced after their parents’ separation, which had happened 3 to 5 years before, and the evolution of these thoughts and feelings during that time. A validated semi-structured interview was conducted and the information gathered was analyzed quantitatively. Results suggest that children report thoughts concerning the future and related to insecurity, fear and anxiety, as well as feelings such as anger, sadness and resentment. In some cases these thoughts and feelings continue even though 3 to 5 years after family rupture.
Palabras llave : Divorce; Thought; Feeling; Divorce; Interview; Psychological; Adult Children-Psychology.