Cilt 3, Sayı 9, Sayfalar 1024 - 1034 2017-12-25


Tria Widyastuti [1]

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A parental divorce is a stressful event for children. Several studies show that children from broken-home family have complex problems. However, some children from broken-home family are found to be able to have a good achievement and able to grow to be positive. They are able to build resilience in facing their family problems. The purpose of study was to understand how a child from broken homes achieves resilience. A phenomenology study was used in this study. Interviews and observations were used to collect data.

The subject was a 25-year-old female. The resilience framework which focuses on socio-ecological context was used to understand how the subject achieved the resilience. The parents of the subject divorced when the subject was four years old, then subject’s mother remarried three times. The subject had stressors related to open conflict between her mother and father, traumatic experience through witnessing physical abuse of step father, lack of openness in communication with mother, and unsupportive friends. In this case, the resilience process began when the subject was already young adult. The subject’s understanding could help her in accepting and coping the problem actively. It is supported by subject’s internal characteristics including religiosity, cognitive, and social competencies which developed as the subject grown up. The openness in communication which get reciprocity from the significant other around the subject has a role in achieving resilience. Therefore, the lesson learned from this research are resilience can be achieved if the individual who exposured the stressors coped the problem actively. It is supported by both of internal and external resilience factors which include of: (1) acceptance, (2) religiosity, (3) cognitive ability, (4) social competencies, and (5) social support. In this case, mature age seemed to be an important factor in achieving resilience since it reflect maturity in those factors cited previously.

resilience,parental divorce,family conflict,broken-home family
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APA Widyastuti, T . (2017). RESILIENCE OF A CHILD FROM BROKEN-HOME FAMILY: A PHENOMENOLOGY STUDY. International E-Journal of Advances in Social Sciences, 3 (9), 1024-1034. DOI: 10.18769/ijasos.370052
MLA Widyastuti, T . "RESILIENCE OF A CHILD FROM BROKEN-HOME FAMILY: A PHENOMENOLOGY STUDY". International E-Journal of Advances in Social Sciences 3 (2017): 1024-1034 <>
Chicago Widyastuti, T . "RESILIENCE OF A CHILD FROM BROKEN-HOME FAMILY: A PHENOMENOLOGY STUDY". International E-Journal of Advances in Social Sciences 3 (2017): 1024-1034
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