Portland State University. School of Education
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Master of Arts in Education (MAE)
Adoptees -- Psychology, Identity (Psychology), Adolescent psychology
1 online resource (105 p.)
The purpose of this study was to investigate factors which might influence the identity formation process in adopted adolescents. Specifically, this research looked at agency versus independent adoption placement as a choice reflecting the adoptive parents' preference for involvement with or distance from a possible adoptive family support network before and after placement. Subjects were also divided according to those whose family had belonged to an adoptive family support group and those who had not. The study involves a combination of descriptive and correlational research methods.
Bentley, Judith Kay, "Identity formation : a comparison of adolescents adopted through agency versus private placements" (1991). Dissertations and Theses. Paper 4115.