The Mediating Effects of Social Self-Concept on Gender, Sexual Orientation, and Parenting Intentions
Journal of Family Issues
College students’ parenting intentions have received increased attention by scholars around the world in recent years, but little is known about potential demographic differences affecting the decision, such as gender and sexual orientation. The study proposed and empirically examined a model of the relationships between gender, sexual orientation, social self-concept, and parenting intentions in a large sample of university students on the west coast of the United States. The study found that social self-concept mediated the relationship between gender and parenting intentions for heterosexual students, but not for non-heterosexual students.
Miles, J. A.,
Naumann, S. E.
The Mediating Effects of Social Self-Concept on Gender, Sexual Orientation, and Parenting Intentions.
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