ERIC Number: EJ644601
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2002
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Adopted Adolescents' Preoccupation with Adoption: The Impact on Adoptive Family Relationships.
Kohler, Julie K.; Grotevant, Harold D.; McRoy, Ruth G.
Journal of Marriage and Family, v64 n1 p93-104 Feb 2002
Examines relationship between intensity of adopted adolescents' thinking about their adoptions and their adoptive family relationships in 135 adopted adolescents. Adolescents with extremely high levels of preoccupation reported significantly higher levels of alienation and significantly lower levels of trust for their adoptive mothers and fathers. Discusses findings in terms of how they relate to the process of adoptive identity exploration. (Author/JDM)
Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
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