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    Theory in highly cited studies of sexual minority parent families: variations and implications

    Farr, R.H. and Tasker, Fiona and Goldberg, A.E. (2017) Theory in highly cited studies of sexual minority parent families: variations and implications. Journal of Homosexuality 64 (9), pp. 1143-1179. ISSN 0091-8369.

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    Abstract

    This paper includes a systematic review and citation analysis of the literature regarding sexual minority parent families, particularly attending to what theories have been used, and how. We consider the importance of theoretical frameworks for future research and implications for policy, practice, and law related to sexual minority parent families. Our review targets 30 highly cited studies located through Google Scholar (as an interdisciplinary search engine) and published within a specific time frame (2005-2010). We highlight the dominant theoretical models employed across disciplines studying sexual minority parent families. While the majority of studies reviewed referred to theoretical models or perspectives, explicit theoretical grounding was frequently lacking. Instead, the empirical work reviewed appeared to have a predominantly applied focus in addressing public debates on sexual minority parent families. We provide recommendations for how theory might be more fully integrated into the social science literature on sexual minority parents and their children.

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    Item Type: Article
    Additional Information: This is an Accepted Manuscript of an article published by Taylor & Francis, available online at the link above.
    Keyword(s) / Subject(s): children, families, Google Scholar, LGB, parents, sexual minority, theory
    School: Birkbeck Schools and Departments > School of Science > Psychological Sciences
    Research Centre: Children, Families and Social Issues, Institute for the Study of
    Depositing User: Fiona Tasker
    Date Deposited: 11 Oct 2016 15:09
    Last Modified: 26 Jul 2019 17:55
    URI: http://eprints.bbk.ac.uk/id/eprint/16176

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