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Adolescence and BeyondFamily Processes and Development$
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Patricia K. Kerig, Marc S. Schulz, and Stuart T. Hauser

Print publication date: 2012

Print ISBN-13: 9780199736546

Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: May 2012

DOI: 10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199736546.001.0001

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Sexual-Minority Development in the Family Context

Sexual-Minority Development in the Family Context

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(p.249) 11 Sexual-Minority Development in the Family Context
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Adolescence and Beyond
Author(s):

Lisa M. Diamond

Molly R. Butterworth

Kendrick Allen

Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199736546.003.0016

This chapter reviews current research on the role of the family in fostering (or hindering) psychosocial development among sexual-minority adolescents and young adults. It seeks to understand the dynamic, changing interplay between youths and their family members as they all undergo different adaptational challenges as part of the youths' identity development and psychosocial adjustment, and how family-level variables interact with individual-level variables to shape the entire family's trajectory of growth and development.

Keywords:   family, psychosocial development, sexual-minority adolescents, adults, identity development, psychosocial adjustment

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