The ePod Study - an evidence-based policy for the optimisation of divorce trajectories in Flanders: towards higher post-divorce quality of life

01 November 2007 → 31 October 2011
Regional and community funding: various
Research disciplines
  • Social sciences
    • Social psychology
Project description

In the present project, complementary to the traditional line of research, we will not only focus on outcomes, but usefull and in particular on processes set in motion by divorce, respecting the self-determination of divorcing partners and their children. Two Main Reasons give rise to this research focus. First, top-down reasoning leg has fundamentally criticised in other fields of research, calling for research That incorparates process variables. To be excact, Clearly we need research That Adopts a 'developmental' perspective, considering divorce as a process, a transition, and stressing the transformation and change it evokes in parents, children and the parent-child relationship. Indeed, the divorce process has psychosocial, legal and economic aspects That interact at every phase. The focus of this project on the divorce process (from about divorce trajectory input to final output in terms of quality of life) Therefore requires fundamental research multidiciplinary That is currently anything but present. Second, as the divorce patterns are changing, the divorce is too profession. From our discussions with numerous at divorce professionals from different disciplines as well as from training or divorce professionals, it Became Clear That an improvement of practice and assessment standards can and shouldering be made as the discipline evolves.