Psychological and structural factors contributing to the disengagement of noncustodial fathers after divorce.

  title={Psychological and structural factors contributing to the disengagement of noncustodial fathers after divorce.},
  author={Edward Kruk},
  journal={Family Court Review},
  • Edward Kruk
  • Published 15 March 2005
  • Psychology
  • Family Court Review
The phenomenon of noncustodial fathers’disengagement fmm their children’s lives is critically examined. Based on data obtained from a cross-national (Canada and Scotland) study on the impact of divorce on noncustodial fathers, the argument is developed that these fathers’ disengagement from their children’s lives results from a combination of structural constraints and fatliers’ own psychological response to the threatened or actual loss of their children and the predirjorce father-child… 

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