Self-reported and parent reported problem behaviors of 1,538 intercountry adopted adolescents aged 14-18 years were compared with those from general population samples ; 22% of the adopted boys, and 18% of the adopted girls could be regarded deviant according to self-reports, compared with about 10% of the subjects from the general population.
Parents'reports showed a slightly greater difference between adopted versus nonadopted boys.
Childhood deprivation was weakly associated with later parent reported, but not with self-reported problems.
Racial antagonism was not related to problem behaviors.
Adolescence may constitute a period of increased vulnerability for adopted children.
Mots-clés Pascal : Adoption, International, Trouble psychiatrique, Epidémiologie, Racisme, Trouble comportement, Sexe, Age, Adolescent, Homme
Mots-clés Pascal anglais : Adoption, International, Mental disorder, Epidemiology, Racism, Behavioral disorder, Sex, Age, Adolescent, Human
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Inist-CNRS - Institut de l'Information Scientifique et Technique
Cote : 96-0053240
Code Inist : 002B18C14. Création : 199608.