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The perceptions of young adult adoptees in India on their emotional well-being

Oke, Meera, Groza, Victor, Park, Hyeshin, Kalyanvala, Roxana and Shetty, Maina (2015) The perceptions of young adult adoptees in India on their emotional well-being. Adoption & Fostering, 39 (4). pp. 343-355. ISSN 1740-469X

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This article presents the findings of a study of 46 adults adopted at very young ages in India and now aged between 20 and 30 years. The results suggest that the majority of respondents were physically healthy and well adjusted. However, 40% scored below the norm for social functioning, suggesting some underlying issues associated with poor well-being in their current phase of life. The mental health issues affecting the young people were associated more with anxiety and stress than depression. However, none of the variables investigated proved to be strong predictors of mental health difficulties. The results are discussed in the context of Indian culture and psychosocial development during early adulthood and include implications for practice.

Item Type: Article
Subjects: B Philosophy. Psychology. Religion > Psychology
B Philosophy. Psychology. Religion > Psychology > Child psychology
R Medicine > RA Public aspects of medicine > RA790 Mental Health
Divisions: Centre For Research and Innovation in Learning and Teaching Publications
Depositing User: Caoimhe Ni Mhaicin
Date Deposited: 28 Nov 2016 14:04
Last Modified: 28 Nov 2016 14:36

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