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Research Paper | Social Work | Somalia | Volume 12 Issue 8, August 2023
The Qualitative Case Study of Parental Divorces Influence on Children's Social and Emotional Development in Wadajir District, Mogadishu
Abstract: This article utilizes qualitative research design to examine the social and emotional developmental outcomes of divorce for children by focusing on resilience particularly compelling when considering the psychological health of children of divorce. The authors present a literature review on the outcomes of divorce in terms of emotional distress, psychological confusion, and life upheaval for children and their parents also substantial challenges that divorce process and their successful life functioning both children and adult frequently express disappointment longing and resentment about divorce.the study aims to understand the subjective experiences of children who have undergone parental separation. The research employs a case study approach, gathering data through semi-structured interviews with 20 children who have experienced divorce from their parents. The findings of the study reveal that the majority of children experience deep disappointment and sadness when their parents separate, as they long to live and grow up with both parents. Even when residing with one parent, children still yearn for the care and love of the other parent. Furthermore, this study builds on previous literature by examining parental divorce on children's social and emotional development in Mogadishu.
Keywords: Emotional impacts, parental separation and effect on children's behavior
Edition: Volume 12 Issue 8, August 2023,
Pages: 1518 - 1528