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Attitudes envers l'homoparentalité: Une comparaison entre psychologues français et québécois. [Attitudes toward gay and lesbian parents: A comparison among French and Quebec psychologists.]

Résumé : Aside from the opinions of high profile psychologists, little is known about psychologists' attitudes toward gay and lesbian parenting. The present study contributed to this field of research by comparing psychologists' perspectives in France and Quebec. The interest of this comparison lies in the shared and divergent characteristics of both countries. Society-wide, Quebec and France are becoming more favourable to same-sex parenting. Differences still exist however, at the time this study was carried out, concerning the legality of same-sex marriage, adoption, and donor insemination, all legal in Quebec but not in France. Theoretical approaches of a large number of French and Quebec practitioners may reflect this difference, as the study aimed to find out. The study sample was composed of 277 psychologists in Quebec and 275 psychologists in France, approached via the Order of Psychologists of Quebec and the French Federation of Psychology and Psychologists. The analyses of the data collected with the questionnaire showed that Quebec psychologists are significantly more confident and positive than French psychologists in relation to the development of children of LGBT families and the parenting abilities of same-sex couples, and thus more favourable to the legalization of access to parenting for gays and lesbians. The low predictability of the demographic and professional characteristics leads us to hypothesise a potential overall evolution of attitudes that would contribute to anthropological transformations on same-sex parenting.
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Olivier Vecho, Benoit Schneider. Attitudes envers l'homoparentalité: Une comparaison entre psychologues français et québécois. [Attitudes toward gay and lesbian parents: A comparison among French and Quebec psychologists.]. Canadian Journal of Behavioural Science / Revue canadienne des sciences du comportement, 2015, 47 (1), pp.102--112. ⟨10.1037/a0037607⟩. ⟨hal-01566672⟩

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