Psychological Effects of Divorce

Divorce has been increasingly accepted in our society. This questionnaire is to track the different Psychological Effects of Divorce on Children who's parents divorced before the child was 21 years old. Please rate 1 through 5, with 1 as not very strongly or the least amount and 5 as strongly agreeing or the most amount.

Question 1:After your parents divorced you experienced feelings of denial or abandonment?
Not at all.
On some occasions I had these feelings. Not very often.
Half of the time.
Often I felt these feelings.
All the time. Strongly Agree.
Question 2:After your parents divorce did you act out or express anger and hostility with peers, siblings, or parents?
Not at all.
Some of the time, but not often.
Half of the time.
I often acted that way.
All the time. Strongly Agree.
Question 3:After your parents divorce did you experience any depression? This includes sleep and eating disturbances, social withdraw. or even physical injury.
Never, Strongly disagree.
Some of the time, but not often.
Half of the time.
Often
All the time, strongly agree.
Question 4:Have you felt that your were responsible for your parents divorce? Feelings of Guilt and Blame.
Never, Strongly disagree.
Some of the time, but not often.
Half of the time.
Often
All the time, strongly agree.
Question 5:Did you have feelings of divided loyalties between your parents? Such as telling both parents different things to please them both. Try to test parents loyalty by refusing to talk, spend time with a parent, or bad mouth the other parent.
Never, Strongly disagree.
Some of the time, but not often.
Half of the time.
Often
All the time, strongly agree.
Question 6:So you feel that either one of your parents were more anxious, angry, depressed, or self-doubting after their divorce?
Never, Strongly disagree.
On some occasions I had these feelings. Not very often.
Half of the time.
Often
All the time, strongly agree.
Question 7:Do you feel that a greater involvement of the non-custodial parent in your life would have given a positive effect to your psychological development and to functioning in society?
Never, Strongly disagree.
On some occasions I had these feelings. Not very often.
Half of the time.
Often I felt these feelings.
All the time, strongly agree.
Question 8:Since your parents divorce do you feel you exhibited problems with academic achievement, social adjustment, or self-concept.
Never, Strongly disagree.
On some occasions I had these feelings. Not very often.
Half of the time.
Often
All the time, strongly agree.
Question 9:Your parents divorce has caused to to have problems in your relationships with the opposite sex? For example: Emotional, Sexual, or with Communication.
Never, Strongly disagree.
On some occasions I had these feelings. Not very often.
Half of the time.
Often I felt these feelings.
All the time, strongly agree.
Question 10:Has or could your parents divorce have the same effects of your children?
Never, Strongly disagree.
On some occasions I had these feelings. Not very often.
Half of the time.
Often I feel it does or might.
All the time, strongly agree.

This Quiz has been designed by Bethany Hansis.