Depression, emotional arousability, and perceptions of parenting in adult adoptees and non-adoptees

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Passmore, Nola L., Feeney, Judith A., Peterson, Candida C. and Shimmaki, Kumiyo. 2006. "Depression, emotional arousability, and perceptions of parenting in adult adoptees and non-adoptees." Adoption Quarterly. 9 (2/3), pp. 23-35. https://doi.org/10.1300/J145v09n02_02
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Depression, emotional arousability, and perceptions of parenting in adult adoptees and non-adoptees

ERA Journal ID44434
Article CategoryArticle
AuthorsPassmore, Nola L. (Author), Feeney, Judith A. (Author), Peterson, Candida C. (Author) and Shimmaki, Kumiyo (Author)
Journal TitleAdoption Quarterly
Journal Citation9 (2/3), pp. 23-35
Number of Pages13
Year2006
Place of PublicationPhiladelphia, PA. United States
ISSN1092-6755
Digital Object Identifier (DOI)https://doi.org/10.1300/J145v09n02_02
Web Address (URL)https://www.tandfonline.com/doi/abs/10.1300/J145v09n02_02
Abstract

Adult adoptees (n = 144) and non-adoptees (n = 131) were surveyed in order to investigate (1) the relative contributions of adoptive status and parental variables to measures of adjustment, and (2) possible differences between searching and non-searching adoptees. Parental variables were more important than adoptive status in predicting depression, though adoptive status and perceptions of parenting were both significant predictors of emotional arousability. Searchers reported lower levels of parental care, acceptance, and supervision than nonsearchers. However, there was also variability among searchers depending on their motives for searching. Implications for counseling are discussed, particularly in relation to the diversity among adoptees.

Keywordsadjustment; adoptees; adoption; adoptive parents; depression; emotional arousability; family; parenting
ANZSRC Field of Research 2020420303. Family care
520199. Applied and developmental psychology not elsewhere classified
440301. Family and household studies
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Byline AffiliationsDepartment of Psychology
University of Queensland
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