The effects of parental divorce on adolescents a focus on the dimensions of the wellness model by mercy wawira njeru a thesis submitted to the school of humanities and social sciences in partial fulfillment. Essay effect of divorce on adolescents according to the american psychological association marriage and divorce 2015 about 40 to 50 percent of marriages will end in divorce in the united states which will impact the lives of many adolescents. Steinman s1 petersen v author information 1divirce services childrens hospital behavioral health columbus ohio 43229 usa the effects of divorce on children and adolescents remain a major public health issue over the last three decades there has been ongoing debate among researchers. Parental separation and divorce may be a highly stressful life transition for adolescents they indicated that as with young children this life transition appears to lead to heightened vulnerability and risk for emotional difficulties p71. Parental divorce can affect adolescents differently than younger children parental divorce is a formative event in an adolescents life one common effect being to empower the young person to
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