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Adoptive parents’ experiences of social support and attitudes towards adoption

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The internalisation of stigma by adoptive parents has been related to depressive symptoms (Goldberg, Kinkler, and Hines, 2011) and dysfunctional family behaviour (Walsh, 2003). The current study investigated stigma internalisation and perception, and their relationships with social support from family, friends, and the broader community. The goal was to determine the extent to which adoptive parents felt societal attitudes were stigmatising, and how social support influenced stigma. Data wer...

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Published
Peer review status:
Peer reviewed
Version:
Accepted manuscript

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10.1177/0308575917708702

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Department:
Lincoln College
Role:
Author
Publisher:
SAGE Publications Publisher's website
Journal:
Adoption and Fostering Journal website
Volume:
41
Issue:
3
Pages:
228-241
Publication date:
2017-04-05
Acceptance date:
2017-03-07
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EISSN:
1740-469X
ISSN:
0308-5759
Pubs id:
pubs:689703
URN:
uri:32f56b96-aee0-4017-9712-97109536060e
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uuid:32f56b96-aee0-4017-9712-97109536060e
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pubs:689703

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