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Children's play narratives: what they tell us about lesbian-mother families

Perry, Beth, Burston, Amanda, Stevens, Madeleine, Golding, Jean, Steele, Howard and Golombok, Susan (2004) Children's play narratives: what they tell us about lesbian-mother families. American Journal of Orthopsychiatry, 74 (4). pp. 467-479. ISSN 0002-9432

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Abstract

Play narratives can offer a unique insight into the child’s internal world. This study compared the play narratives of children in 38 lesbian-mother families; 73 two-parent, heterosexual-mother families; and 58 single-heterosexual-mother families recruited from a general population sample. Findings indicated positive mother-child relationships and well-adjusted children. Girls’ narratives showed more affection than boys’ and were more strongly associated with mothers’ interview measures, suggesting that girls’ play narratives reveal a more accurate picture of family relationships.

Item Type: Article
Official URL: http://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/journal/10.1111/%28...
Additional Information: © 2004 The Educational Publishing Foundation
Library of Congress subject classification: B Philosophy. Psychology. Religion > BF Psychology
H Social Sciences > HQ The family. Marriage. Woman
Sets: Research centres and groups > Personal Social Services Research Unit (PSSRU)
Rights: http://www.lse.ac.uk/library/usingTheLibrary/academicSupport/OA/depositYourResearch.aspx
Date Deposited: 03 Apr 2012 11:10
URL: http://eprints.lse.ac.uk/42924/

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