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    Adults raised as children in lesbian families

    Tasker, Fiona and Golombok, S. (1995) Adults raised as children in lesbian families. American Journal of Orthopsychiatry 65 (2), pp. 203-215. ISSN 0002-9432.

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    Conducted a longitudinal study to examine the psychological well-being, family relationships, and the formation of friendships/intimate relationships among individuals raised in lesbian families. 25 young adults (aged 17–35 yrs; 8 males) from lesbian families and 21 aged-matched controls (12 males) raised by heterosexual single mothers were interviewed regarding their family and peer relationships, sexual orientations, and psychological adjustment. Ss raised by lesbian mothers functioned well in adulthood in terms of psychological well-being and of family identity and relationships. The commonly held assumption that lesbian mothers will have lesbian daughters and gay sons was not supported.


    Item Type: Article
    School: School of Science > Psychological Sciences
    Depositing User: Sarah Hall
    Date Deposited: 30 Mar 2020 14:40
    Last Modified: 30 Mar 2020 14:40


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