ERIC Number: EJ872223
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2009-Mar
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 6
College Students' Attitudes toward Adoption: A Brief Note
Bonds-Raacke, Jennifer M.
College Student Journal, v43 n1 p132-135 Mar 2009
In the current experiment, college students were presented with a scenario describing a fictitious couple that was adding another child to their family. The specific circumstances under which this addition was occurring, varied yielding a 2 (adoption status) X 2 (number of current children) X 2 (financial status) between subjects design. After reading the scenario, students answered a series of questions on their attitudes toward the new addition and completed the Adoption Belief Scale. Results indicated main effects for each of the variables and a positive correlation between scores on the Adoption Belief Scale and attitudes toward the new family situation. These results are discussed in light of societal norms and expectations for family size and structure.
Descriptors: College Students, Student Attitudes, Family Size, Measures (Individuals), Correlation, Adoption, Scores, Beliefs, Family Structure
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Education Level: Higher Education
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