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Title: Attitudes Toward Adoption in Singapore
Authors: Mohanty, J. 
Keywords: adoption
adoption attitudes
intention to adopt
Issue Date: Apr-2014
Citation: Mohanty, J. (2014-04). Attitudes Toward Adoption in Singapore. Journal of Family Issues 35 (5) : 705-728. ScholarBank@NUS Repository.
Abstract: This study aimed to understand the factors that influence attitudes toward adoption in Singapore. Using a multistage, quota sampling method, 1,200 Singaporean citizens and permanent residents were interviewed. The results indicate that the majority of the respondents approved adoption as a family form. Logistic regression analysis showed that individual characteristics (women and income) and factors such as the importance of blood ties, adoption-related altruistic values, and familiarity with adoption were related to adoption approval. The factors that influenced intention to adopt were women, familiarity with adoption, and approval of adoption. Individuals who perceived the importance of blood ties in familial relationships and had concerns about the outcomes of adopted children (adjustment problems, behavioral problems, medical problems, etc.) were less likely to have considered adopting. The findings point to the need to increase awareness among the public and to promote adoption as a rewarding and responsible choice for family formation. © The Author(s) 2013.
Source Title: Journal of Family Issues
ISSN: 0192513X
DOI: 10.1177/0192513X13500962
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