Eastvale, Calif

When Dr. Jane Akponye was working as a social service worker with Riverside County in California, she realized that a home is said to be a place operated to generate an atmosphere of togetherness, understanding, sympathy, support, and affection. The home is a very important aspect in female adolescent life. It is also the base line for an adolescent to launch into the world, and it is widely believed that the conduct of female adolescents, which could be beneficial or problematic to the society, is a function of the family background.

In "Children of Divorced Parents", author Akponye reveals an empirical research that investigated the effectiveness of Assertiveness training and Cognitive Restructuring techniques in increasing self-esteem of the children, from divorced parents. The study adopted 120 female adolescents randomly drawn and assigned to three experimental conditions using three psychological screening tests. The control group received no treatment. Results showed treatment strategies effectiveness in the enhancement of self-esteem of the subjects.

"Children of Divorced Parents" is a powerful, empirical demonstration of the impact of divorce on the development of self-esteem, cognitive development and assertiveness in adolescent girls. The scholarly nature of the study makes it useful for anyone interested in an in-depth understanding of the critical factors in self-esteem, cognitive development and assertiveness. Counselors, psychotherapists and emotional intelligence coaches may find the results of this study as instructive in terms of promising leads for further research in these areas.

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About the Author

Dr. Jane Anulika Akponye (née Ehieze-Okeke) works with the Riverside County Child Protective Services in California. She received her PhD in counseling psychology from the University of Ibadan, Nigeria. University of Ibadan was an affiliate of the University of London and became a full-fledged university in 1962. Her research interests include pre and post marital counseling, stress management, emotional intelligence, sex, marriage, family, and children of divorced parents. These experiences led her to create some awareness and author an empirical research work to make a difference and enhance the self-esteem of children of divorced parents. Dr. Akponye is married with four children.

Children of Divorced Parents* by Dr. Jane Akponye
Assertiveness Training and Cognitive Restructuring Techniques in Increasing Self-esteem of Female Adolescents from Divorced Homes
Publication Date: April 14, 2014
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