Adozione internazionale: relazioni familiari e percezione della genitorialità e della filiazione adottive

Translated title of the contribution: [Autom. eng. transl.] International adoption: family relationships and perception of adoptive parenting and filiation

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Abstract

The principle aim of the study, which assumes a family perspective, is to examine the connection between family relationships and the perception of adoptive parenthood and filiation. The sample is composed of 230 intact adoptive families (father, mother and child) with an adolescent/young-adult aged between 12 and 24 years, coming from a foreign country.There are 690 subjects un all. The self-report questionnaire included the Perception of Adoptive Parenthood Scale and the Perception of Adoptive Filiation Scale, the Parent-Adolescent Communication Scale by Barnes and Olson (1982) and the Parent-Support Scale by Scabini and Cigoli (1992). Results reveal a congruence in the perception of adoptive parenthood and filiation within the family members. This perception is not related to the adolescent’s age and gender. On the contrary, it depends on the age of adoption: an earlier placement could make the acceptance of adoption status easier for both children and parents. Moreover high levels in the Perception of Adoptive Parenthood and Filiation Scales are associated with an open family communication and supportive parent-child relationships. On the whole results of the present research add weight to supposition that the acceptance of adoption status is a ‘joint enterprise’ of both parents and adolescents
Translated title of the contribution[Autom. eng. transl.] International adoption: family relationships and perception of adoptive parenting and filiation
Original languageItalian
Pages (from-to)17-32
Number of pages16
JournalRASSEGNA DI PSICOLOGIA
Volume1997
Publication statusPublished - 1997

Keywords

  • adozione internazionale

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