Resilience in Adult Children of Divorce: A Multiple Case Study

  title={Resilience in Adult Children of Divorce: A Multiple Case Study},
  author={Denis’A. Thomas and Marianne Woodside},
  journal={Marriage \& Family Review},
  pages={213 - 234}
The purpose of this qualitative case study was to explore the experiences of resilience following parental divorce for university freshmen. Five participants were interviewed using a multiple case study methodology to examine how the three needs of Self-Determination theory contributed to resilience. Data were collected through demographic surveys, divorce artwork, resilience artwork, and interview transcriptions. The findings suggested that autonomy, competence, and relatedness contributed to… 

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