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Type: Journal article
Title: Support for family diversity: a three-country study
Author: Riggs, D.
Due, C.
Citation: Journal of Reproductive and Infant Psychology, 2018; 36(2):192-206
Publisher: Taylor & Francis
Issue Date: 2018
ISSN: 0264-6838
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Damien W. Riggs and Clemence Due
Abstract: Objective: To understand levels of support for differences between families in terms of sexuality and mode of family formation across three countries. Background: Previous research has found that attitudes towards family diversity continue to improve over time, although differences remain. Methods: Subjects were 1605 people living in Australia, the United Kingdom or the United States who completed a questionnaire which sought to explore levels of support for a diverse range of family forms and modes of family formation. Results: Religiosity, political leanings and beliefs about the importance of genetic relatedness were all correlated with level of support. Gender of participant was a predictor of level of support. Cluster analysis indicated three clusters (unsupportive, neutral and supportive) for level of support, for which both sexuality and parent status were predictors. Conclusion: Findings highlight the normative status of reproductive heterosex, and demonstrate the considerable value accorded to genetic relatedness.
Keywords: Family; diversity; attitudes; support; genetic relatedness
Rights: © 2018 Society for Reproductive and Infant Psychology
RMID: 0030082851
DOI: 10.1080/02646838.2018.1434491
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