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dc.contributor.authorGrant, Margareten_UK
dc.contributor.authorRushton, Alanen_UK
dc.contributor.authorSimmonds, Johnen_UK
dc.date.accessioned2018-02-18T04:04:27Z-
dc.date.available2018-02-18T04:04:27Z-
dc.date.issued2016en_UK
dc.identifier.other6303490en_UK
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/1893/26735-
dc.description.abstractThe pathway from adverse early experience to adulthood for internationally adopted children is complex in identifying key influences, impacts, and outcomes. This review arose from the authors' involvement in the British Chinese Adoption Study, a recent outcomes study that explored the links between early orphanage care, adoptive experiences, and midadulthood. It differs from previous reviews in focusing on a greater length of time since adoption. Both quantitative and qualitative studies were included to allow for examination of a fuller range of adult-related outcomes rather than mental health scores alone. The sampling, methods, and results of reviewed articles are summarised and a critical commentary is provided. Despite methodological differences and identified strengths and weaknesses, conclusions are drawn on the basis of the evidence available. Special attention is paid to the interpretation of negative outcomes. Findings identify areas that should be explored further in order to gain a fuller understanding of midlife outcomes of people who experienced a poor start in life followed by international adoption. Such studies help in refining lifespan developmental theories.en_UK
dc.language.isoenen_UK
dc.publisherHindawien_UK
dc.relationGrant M, Rushton A & Simmonds J (2016) Is early experience destiny? Review of research on long-term outcomes following international adoption. Scientific World Journal, 2016, Art. No.: 6303490. https://doi.org/10.1155/2016/6303490en_UK
dc.rightsCopyright © 2016 Margaret Grant et al. This is an open access article distributed under the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original work is properly cited.en_UK
dc.rights.urihttp://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/en_UK
dc.subjectadoptionen_UK
dc.subjectinternatonal adoptionen_UK
dc.subjectorphanage careen_UK
dc.subjectlifespanen_UK
dc.subjectliterature reviewen_UK
dc.titleIs early experience destiny? Review of research on long-term outcomes following international adoptionen_UK
dc.typeJournal Articleen_UK
dc.identifier.doi10.1155/2016/6303490en_UK
dc.identifier.pmid27247964en_UK
dc.citation.jtitleScientific World Journalen_UK
dc.citation.issn1537-744Xen_UK
dc.citation.issn2356-6140en_UK
dc.citation.volume2016en_UK
dc.citation.publicationstatusPublisheden_UK
dc.citation.peerreviewedRefereeden_UK
dc.type.statusVoR - Version of Recorden_UK
dc.author.emailmargaret.grant@stir.ac.uken_UK
dc.citation.date10/05/2016en_UK
dc.contributor.affiliationSocial Worken_UK
dc.contributor.affiliationKing's College Londonen_UK
dc.contributor.affiliationCoram BAAF Adoption and Fostering Academyen_UK
dc.identifier.scopusid2-s2.0-84971537185en_UK
dc.identifier.wtid501740en_UK
dc.contributor.orcid0000-0003-4077-5890en_UK
dc.date.accepted2016-02-16en_UK
dc.date.filedepositdate2018-02-16en_UK
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