With divorce rates at an all-time high, many young adults have gone through a parental divorce. Divorce has many negative effects on children like their development, the parent-child relationship, and overall health (mental and physical). There have been a variety of studies conducted about the effects of parental divorce on individuals, but a lack of research has been done on young adults' relationships in college. The purpose of this study is to explore more how parental divorce affects young adults in college romantic relationships, by investigating students raised in divorced families' relationship satisfaction and life satisfaction. This will be based on relationship status and the kind of household in which the individual was raised. In addition, we will investigate the correlation between the student's relationship satisfaction and life satisfaction. It is hoped that the results of this study can help explain the effects of parental divorce on college students' relationships and the difference between those who were raised in different households.
Bachelor of Science (B.S.)
College of Sciences
McAdam, Hanna, "Parental Divorce Effects on Young Adults Romantic Relationships in College" (2023). Honors Undergraduate Theses. 1467.