Children in planned lesbian families: Stigmatisation, psychological adjustment and protective factors

  title={Children in planned lesbian families: Stigmatisation, psychological adjustment and protective factors},
  author={H. Bos and F. V. van Balen},
  journal={Culture, Health & Sexuality},
  pages={221 - 236}
  • H. Bos, F. V. van Balen
  • Published 2008
  • Psychology, Medicine
  • Culture, Health & Sexuality
  • The study assessed the extent to which children between eight and 12 years old in planned lesbian families in the Netherlands experience stigmatization, as well as the influence of protective factors (relationship with parents, social acceptance by peers, contact with children from other families headed by lesbian mothers or gay fathers) on their psychological adjustment (conduct problems, emotional symptoms, hyperactivity, self‐esteem). Data were collected by questionnaires filled out by the… CONTINUE READING
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