Communication technology and post-divorce coparenting


Show simple item record Ganong, Lawrence H. Coleman, Marilyn Feistman, Richard Jamison, Tyler Markham, Melinda S. 2012-09-13T01:36:36Z 2012-09-13T01:36:36Z 2012-09-12
dc.description.abstract Divorced individuals who share parenting responsibilities have to figure out ways to work together to raise their children. The purpose of this qualitative study of 49 divorced coparents was to examine how they used technology (e.g., cell phones, computers) to communicate. For parents in effective coparenting relationships, communication technologies made it easier for them to plan and make conjoint decisions about their children while living apart. Communication technology, however, did not necessarily make coparenting easier if parents were contentious. Contentious parents used communication technologies as tools to: (a) reduce conflicts, (b) withhold information, (c) limit the ability of the coparent to have input into child-rearing decisions, and (d) try to influence the behavior of the coparent. en_US
dc.relation.uri en_US
dc.rights The definitive version is available at en_US
dc.subject Communication en_US
dc.subject Coparenting en_US
dc.subject Divorce en_US
dc.subject Technology en_US
dc.title Communication technology and post-divorce coparenting en_US
dc.type Article (author version) en_US 2012 en_US
dc.citation.doi doi:10.1111/j.1741-3729.2012.00706.x en_US
dc.citation.epage 409 en_US
dc.citation.issue 3 en_US
dc.citation.jtitle Family Relations en_US
dc.citation.spage 397 en_US
dc.citation.volume 61 en_US
dc.contributor.authoreid mmarkham en_US

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