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dc.contributor.authorMeyer, Karin
dc.date.accessioned2017-01-13T06:46:24Z
dc.date.available2017-01-13T06:46:24Z
dc.date.issued2015
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10394/19748
dc.descriptionPhD (Psychology), North-West University, Potchefstroom Campus, 2016en_US
dc.description.abstractThe purpose of the study was to contribute to the improvement of the mediation process and in the process facilitate a better dispensation for children in divorce and a more child-orientated practice. The main aim of this study was to develop substantive guidelines for professionals involved in the divorce mediation process to enable them to apply the best interests of the child principle during the divorce mediation process, as well as the development of parenting plans. The study was conducted within an interpretivist paradigm and a qualitative, descriptive and interpretive design was applied in the study. Data was collected in two consecutive phases. In phase 1, a content analysis of 20 documents, including reports, parenting plans and court orders was conducted. In phase 2, individual interviews were conducted with 12 participants, including lawyers, psychologists and social workers with extensive experience in the field of divorce mediation. The findings from each of these phases were integrated to develop guidelines from a psychological perspective to assist professionals involved in the divorce mediation process in the South African context to adhere to the specifications and ethical standards for parenting plans and to ensure that the best interests of the children involved are served at all times.en_US
dc.language.isoenen_US
dc.publisherNorth-West University (South Africa) , Potchefstroom Campusen_US
dc.subjectBest interests of the childen_US
dc.subjectChildren’s Act, 38 of 2005en_US
dc.subjectEffects of divorce on childrenen_US
dc.subjectGuidelinesen_US
dc.subjectLegal aspects of divorceen_US
dc.subjectMediationen_US
dc.subjectParenting plansen_US
dc.subjectBeste belange van die kinden_US
dc.subjectKinderwet, 38 van 2005en_US
dc.subjectGevolge van egskeiding op die kinden_US
dc.subjectRegsaspekte van egskeidingen_US
dc.subjectMediasieen_US
dc.subjectOuerskapplanneen_US
dc.titleDeveloping guidelines for professionals to facilitate the best interests of the child during the divorce mediation processen_US
dc.typeThesisen_US
dc.description.thesistypeDoctoralen_US


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