The study examined the personal and psychological profile of
adolescent children of separated couples. In particular, the research
determined the differences in the said variables when respondents
were grouped according to age, gender, grade-point average, custodial
parent, length of parental separation and status of custodial parent.
Sixty-eight (68) high school students, who were purposively chosen
after an initial survey of the marital status of their parents, were the
respondents of the study. Significant differences in the following: (1)
the areas of warmth, intelligence, conformity apprehension and
extraversion and adolescents’ age, (2) anxiety and gender; (3)
conformity and grade-point average; (4);withdrawal and custodial
parents (5) withdrawal, self-sufficiency, anxiety and length of parental
separation (6) investing in close friends and age ; (7) developing
social support, seeking spiritual support seeking professional support,
relaxing and gender; (8) seeking diversion, being humorous and grade-
point average; (9) being humorous and length of parental separation.
Findings of this study became the basis for the development of a
proposed proactive values program.