Bryan Rodgers


Parental divorce and adult family, social and psychological outcomes

This paper uses data from the Personality and Total Health (PATH) Through Life Project to examine differences in outcomes for children from divorced compared with intact families of origin. The data cover a broad range of adult outcomes relating to family, social and psychological factors...

Family relationships and mental illness: impacts and service responses

This paper acknowledges that mental illness is a significant issue in Australia, and that the impact of such problems is increasingly recognised. Approximately one in five people will experience a mental health disorder every year, with the most common disorders being anxiety and depression. The...

Factors associated with relationship dissolution of Australian families with children

This project investigated the context in which relationship instability occurs by examining the factors (at the individual, and the couple/family levels) that precede relationship dissolution within Australian families with children. The report considers whether mental health problems, impaired physical functioning, hazardous levels of alcohol consumption...

Contemporary Australian archetypes: different people, different needs

This paper reports on the first phase of a two-part research project that aims to substantiate a new approach to describing the Australian population for social policy purposes. By analysing psychosocial factors that contribute to overall wellbeing, the researchers have developed ways of generalising about...

Intergenerational reliance on income support: psychosocial factors and their measurement

This paper identifies nine psychosocial factors that explain reliance on income support from one generation to the next. Psychosocial factors are defined as psychological development and social factors and the relationship and interaction between the two. Each of the nine factors is discussed in turn...