ERIC Number: EJ865446
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2009-Dec
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 47
Parental Satisfaction in the Adoption of Children with Learning Disorders: The Role of Behavior Problems
Nalavany, Blace A.; Glidden, Laraine M.; Ryan, Scott D.
Family Relations, v58 n5 p621-633 Dec 2009
We sought to determine the extent to which children's behavior problems would mediate the relationship between children's learning disorders and adoption satisfaction using nationally representative data from 1,865 adoptive parents. We found that high levels of behavior problems, operationalized as internalizing and externalizing behaviors, occurred more frequently in children with learning disorders, supporting our mediational model. We concluded that it was the behavior problems, not the learning disorders, that were most problematic for parents. Implications for both pre- and postadoption services are highlighted.
Descriptors: Behavior Problems, Learning Disabilities, Adoption, Learning Problems, Role, Parent Attitudes, Parent Child Relationship
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