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Perspectives

Publication Date

9-1-2015

Abstract

Several studies have been published discussing the repercussions of marital discord relative to the future wellbeing of children. However, few studies have specifically addressed the potential effect that marital discord could have on the emotional wellbeing and academic achievements of children into their adult lives. This study uses data collected from a sample of undergraduate students (ages 18-22) attending the University of New Hampshire. This study failed to identify a correlation between marital discord and the future wellbeing of children, emotionally and academically, within the sample of undergraduate students. Further research including a larger and more representative sample size has the potential to lead to different conclusions.

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