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group (Table 3). The experimental groups posttest total
mean score was lower than the pretest total mean score.
The control group's posttest total mean score was higher
than the pretest total mean score.
A three-way factoral ANOVA (group x sex x length of
time since divorce) with repeated measures was conducted
for Hypothesis One (Table 4).
Comparison of mean CBAPDS scores at pretest for
experimental (M=7.73, SD=4.65) and control (M=7.37,
SD=4.19) groups yielded an ANOVA F (1.80) of 0.56,
PR>0.4575. There were no significant group differences at
pretest on CBAPDS total scores.
Comparison of mean CBAPDS scores at posttest for
experimental (M=5.86, SD=4.02) and control (M=8.51,
SD=4.98) groups yielded an ANOVA F (1,80) of 6.00,
PR>0.0165. The experimental group scored significantly (at
the .05 level) lower than the control group. A lower score
on the scale indicates a decrease in problematic beliefs
regarding parental divorce.
The statistical data for total mean scores by group on
the CBAPDS yielded a significant difference and null
hypothesis one is thus rejected at the .05 level of
significance (Figure 1).