Parental bonding and identity style as correlates of self-esteem among adult adoptees and nonadoptees

Passmore, Nola L. and Fogarty, Gerard J. and Bourke, Carolyn J. and Baker-Evans, Sandra F. (2005) Parental bonding and identity style as correlates of self-esteem among adult adoptees and nonadoptees. Family Relations, 54 (4). pp. 523-534. ISSN 0197-6664

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Abstract

Adult adoptees (n equals 100) and non-adoptees (n equals 100) were compared with regard to selfesteem, identity processing style, and parental bonding. While some differences were found with regard to self-esteem, maternal care, and maternal overprotection, these differences were qualified by reunion status such that only reunited adoptees differed significantly from nonadoptees. Moreover, hierarchical regression analyses indicated that parental bonding and identity processing style were more important than adoptive status per se in predicting self esteem. Implications for practitioners who work with adoptees are discussed.


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Item Type: Article (Commonwealth Reporting Category C)
Refereed: Yes
Item Status: Live Archive
Additional Information: Deposited according to Publisher's requirements.
Depositing User: epEditor USQ
Faculty / Department / School: Historic - Faculty of Sciences - Department of Psychology
Date Deposited: 11 Oct 2007 00:21
Last Modified: 02 Jul 2013 22:32
Uncontrolled Keywords: adoptees; reunion; bonding; counselling; identity; self-esteem
Fields of Research (FOR2008): 11 Medical and Health Sciences > 1117 Public Health and Health Services > 111714 Mental Health
11 Medical and Health Sciences > 1117 Public Health and Health Services > 111707 Family Care
17 Psychology and Cognitive Sciences > 1701 Psychology > 170109 Personality, Abilities and Assessment
Socio-Economic Objective (SEO2008): E Expanding Knowledge > 97 Expanding Knowledge > 970117 Expanding Knowledge in Psychology and Cognitive Sciences
Identification Number or DOI: doi: 10.1111/j.1741-3729.2005.00338.x
URI: http://eprints.usq.edu.au/id/eprint/436

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