Dissertation/Thesis Abstract

The perspectives of Latina mothers on Latina lesbian families
by Rincon, Maria, M.S.W., California State University, Long Beach, 2009, 77; 1466304
Abstract (Summary)

The purpose of this study was to explore the perceptions of Latina mothers towards Latina lesbian parents. The sample consisted of 15 Latina mothers. A semi-structured interview guide, constructed by the researcher, was used to collect the data.

Many of the Latina respondents were concerned that the children would be confused, especially about their own sexual preference, and that they would be teased. One difference reported by many respondents of children raised in a lesbian household was not having a male figure. Respondents reported that religion, how they were raised, and the Latino culture impacted attitudes toward lesbians as parents. Social workers can increase the Latino community's knowledge of lesbian families through outreach services and education.

Indexing (document details)
Advisor: Lam, Brian
School: California State University, Long Beach
School Location: United States -- California
Source: MAI 47/06M, Masters Abstracts International
Subjects: Social work, Individual & family studies, Gender studies, Hispanic American studies, LGBTQ studies
Publication Number: 1466304
ISBN: 978-1-109-17176-1
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