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Future experts' insight into the subject of adoption and their implicit attitudes towards children from "non-traditional" families


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Vučković, Josipa. (2016). Future experts' insight into the subject of adoption and their implicit attitudes towards children from "non-traditional" families. Diploma Thesis. Filozofski fakultet u Zagrebu, Department of Psychology. [mentor Modić Stanke, Koraljka].

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Earlier studies imply that there is a negative social perception of adopted children and children from single-parent families. These findings have been found among general population, university students, and even experts working with these children. Participants in the current study were female students, future psychologists, social workers and teachers. Their perception of the described child was investigated using vignette method. The information about the type of family and the number of parents the child is living with was systematically varied. The described child was evaluated using 17 adjectives, level of need for special help and 6 possible future problems. In addition, the study examined student's experience with people from adoptive families and some other experiences with adoption. Contrary to expectations, there were no differences between evaluations depending on child's type of family and number of parents. The only exception was the perception of higher need for special help for the adopted than the biological child. The students evaluate that they were poorly or good informed about adoption, but at the same time they found the topic pretty useful for their study program. Future social workers who had a course on adoption reported that they were better informed and considered adoption more useful topic than other students did. When asked about their main source of information about adoption, most of the student chose television, daily news media, the Internet, family and friends.

Item Type: Diploma Thesis
Uncontrolled Keywords: adopted children, single-parent families, attitudes, university students
Subjects: Psychology > Razvojna psihologija
Departments: Department of Psychology
Supervisor: Modić Stanke, Koraljka
Date Deposited: 22 Feb 2017 08:23
Last Modified: 22 Feb 2017 08:23

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