Secrecy within adoptive families and its impact on adult adoptees

Passmore, Nola and Feeney, Judy and Foulstone, Alex (2007) Secrecy within adoptive families and its impact on adult adoptees. Family Relationships Quarterly (5). pp. 3-5.

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As part of a larger study, 144 adult adoptees completed a survey that included a number of background items and standardised questionnaires. Of most relevance to this article was an item that tapped the adoptive family’s
attitude towards discussing the topic of adoption, with responses ranging from open and honest discussion through to secrecy. Attachment and parental bonding were also assessed.

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Item Type: Article (Commonwealth Reporting Category C)
Refereed: No
Item Status: Live Archive
Additional Information: The Commonwealth of Australia holds copyright to all material published in Clearinghouse newsletters. This is a non-refereed article.
Faculty / Department / School: Historic - Faculty of Sciences - Department of Psychology
Date Deposited: 29 Jan 2008 14:54
Last Modified: 27 Jun 2017 01:21
Uncontrolled Keywords: family relationships; adoptees; Australia; disclosure; interpersonal communication;
Fields of Research : 17 Psychology and Cognitive Sciences > 1701 Psychology > 170102 Developmental Psychology and Ageing
20 Language, Communication and Culture > 2001 Communication and Media Studies > 200105 Organisational, Interpersonal and Intercultural Communication
16 Studies in Human Society > 1603 Demography > 160301 Family and Household Studies
Socio-Economic Objective: E Expanding Knowledge > 97 Expanding Knowledge > 970117 Expanding Knowledge in Psychology and Cognitive Sciences

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