Perceptions of Stepparents: Variation in Stereotypes as a Function of Current Family Structure.

@inproceedings{Fine1986PerceptionsOS,
  title={Perceptions of Stepparents: Variation in Stereotypes as a Function of Current Family Structure.},
  author={Mark A. Fine},
  year={1986}
}
The present investigation explores whether college students have less positive perceptions of stepparents than they do of biological parents and whether the degree of these stereotypes depends on the current family structure of the raters (intact, single-parent, or stepparent). Ninety students from continuously intact families, 55 from single-parent families, and 30 from stepfamilies rated the typical father, mother, stepfather, and stepmother, as well as six other family and peer positions, on… CONTINUE READING