Psychological Adjustment in Adult Adoptees: Assessment of Distress, Depression, and Anger
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Psychological adjustment was assessed in a sample of 525 female and 191 male adoptees. Analyses were conducted by gender; by search status, i.e., those who had never searched, those who were searching, and those who had made contact with their biological parents; and by history of mental health service utilization. Compared to normative data, the sample reported significantly higher levels of psychological maladjustment; only women adoptees scored higher on a scale measuring anger. Overall, adoptees' scores were elevated but did not approach levels typical of outpatient populations.
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American Journal of Orthopsychiatry, v. 70, issue 3, p. 408-413
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Cubito, David S. and Brandon, Karen O., "Psychological Adjustment in Adult Adoptees: Assessment of Distress, Depression, and Anger" (2000). Psychology Faculty Publications. 1252.