Adoption by Same-Sex Couples

The relationship between adoption worker and social work student sex-role beliefs and attitudes

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Abstract

The current study investigated the relationship between sex-role beliefs and attitudes toward same-sex couple adoptions as suggested by Feminist and Queer theory. A mailed questionnaire was used to collect data from a purposive sample of adoption workers and social work students. The questionnaire included an abbreviated version of the Sex-Role Egalitarianism Scale and the newly created Attitudes Toward Same-Sex Couples as Adoptive Parents Scale. Findings supported the existence of a positive, linear relationship between sex-role beliefs and attitudes. Implications of the results, limitations of the investigation, and directions for future research are presented.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)29-56
Number of pages28
JournalJournal of GLBT Family Studies
Volume2
Issue number2
DOIs
StatePublished - Jul 20 2006
Externally publishedYes

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  • Gender Studies
  • Social Sciences (miscellaneous)

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