Applicants reactions to rejection: Feedback, fairness, and attributional style effects

S Schinkel, Dirk van Dierendonck, A van Vianen, AM Ryan

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In the past two decades a growing body of empirical research has purported to demonstrate that transracial adoption does not negatively impact, and may positively benefit, children of color, particularly Black children. This article critically examines the studies purporting to establish this conclusion. It is argued that several methodological difficulties exist in these studies. In addition, both legal and scientific assessments of children's well-being define adjustment and maladjustment according to Eurocentric norms that define individual well-being in isolation from the well-being of one's racial or ethnic group. (PsycINFO Database Record (c) 2012 APA, all rights reserved)
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)146-156
Number of pages11
JournalJournal of Personnel Psychology
Issue number4
Publication statusPublished - 2011


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