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Delinquency, Victimization, and Substance Use Among Adolescents With Female Same-Sex Parents

Delinquency, Victimization, and Substance Use Among Adolescents With Female Same-Sex Parents,10.1037/0893-3200.20.3.526,Journal of Family Psychology,J

Delinquency, Victimization, and Substance Use Among Adolescents With Female Same-Sex Parents   (Citations: 28)
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The question of whether parental sexual orientation has an impact on human development has important implications for psychological theories and for legal policy. This study examined associations among family type (same-sex vs. different-sex parents), family and relationship variables, substance use, delinquency, and victimization of adolescents. Participants included 44 adolescents living with female same-sex couples and 44 adolescents living with different-sex couples, matched on demographic characteristics and drawn from a national sample. Analyses indicated that adolescents were functioning well and that their adjustment was not associated with family type. Adolescents whose parents described closer relationships with them reported less delinquent behavior and substance use, suggesting that the quality of parent-adolescent relationships better predicts adolescent outcomes than does family type.
Journal: Journal of Family Psychology - J FAMILY PSYCHOLOGY , vol. 20, no. 3, pp. 526-530, 2006
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    • ...Closely following the cluster of research focusing on family variables came studies focusing on adolescents raised from birth in planned lesbian-headed families (Bos, Van Balen, & Van den Boom, 2007; Bos, Gartrell, Peyser, & Van Balen, 2008; Wainright, Russel, & Patterson, 2004; Wainright & Patterson, 2006, 2008; Van Gelderen, Gartrell, & Bos, 2009)...

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    • ...Similarly, there are fewer studies of adolescents with same-sex parents than there are of younger children in such family forms, but the results of the studies that have been conducted are consistent with the results of other research exploring children's adjustment in same sex families as well as with the results of studies exploring the adjustment of children and adolescents more generally (Golombok & Badger, 2010; Rosenfeld, 2010; Tasker & Golombok, 1997; Wainright & Patterson, 2006, 2008; Wainright et al, 2004)...

    Michael E. Lamb. Mothers, Fathers, Families, and Circumstances: Factors Affecting Child...

    • ...Researchers have noted the paucity of knowledge on adolescents of gay and lesbian parents (Wainright & Patterson, 2006) and have argued that adolescents may have more difficulty dealing with their parents’ sexual-minority 1 status than younger children (Baptiste, 1987; Huggins, 1989)...

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    • ...Many of the studies conducted on GLBTQ family affairs focus on gay or lesbian parents (Donaldson, 2000; Gabb, 2005; Nelson, 1999) and the corresponding effects such an experience has on their children (Wainright & Patterson, 2006) or the process gay children undergo when revealing their sexual identities to unforgiving parents (Aveline, 2006)...

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    • ...Furthermore, a growing body of research shows that GLBT persons make good parents and raise children who show patterns of positive adjustment comparable to those of heterosexual parents (Erich, Kanenberg, Case, Allen, & Bogdanos, 2009; Erich, Leung, Kindle, & Carter, 2005; Golombok et al, 2003; Golombok & Tasker, 1996; Golombok, Tasker, & Murray, 1997; Leung, Erich, & Kanenberg, 2005; Patterson, 1992, 1994, 1995, 1996; Shuster, 2005; Stacey & Biblarz, 2001; Vanfraussen, Ponjaert-Kristofferson, & Brewaeys, 2002, 2003; Wainright & Patterson, 2006; Wainright, Russell, & Patterson, 2004)...

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