Definition of Family of Orientation
Examples of Family of Orientation
- Quinn grew up living in the United States with both biological (consanguineal) parents and a brother.
- Harley was raised by adoptive parents in Australia but was born in Taiwan and has no siblings.
Family of Orientation Pronunciation
Syllabification: fam·i·ly of o·ri·en·ta·tion
- American English – /fAm-lee uhv or-ee-uhn-tAY-shuhn/
- British English – /fAm-uh-lee UHv or-iuhn-tAY-shuhn/
International Phonetic Alphabet
- American English – /ˈfæməli ʌv ˌɔriɛnˈteɪʃən/
- British English – /ˈfæmɪli ɒv ˌɔːriɛnˈteɪʃən/
- Plural: families of orientation
- An individual’s family of orientation is one of the primary agents of socialization.
- In contrast to a family of orientation, a family of procreation is the family formed through marriage, consisting of spouses and children.
- Also called family of origin.
- “Families of orientation, procreation, and cohabitation provide us with some of the most important roles we will assume in life. The nuclear family roles (such as parent, child, husband, wife, and sibling) combine with extended family roles (such as grandparent, aunt, uncle, cousin, and in-law) to form the kinship system” (Strong, Devault, and Cohen 2011:19).
- Family and Kinship Resources – Books, Journals, and Helpful Links
- Word origin of “family” and “orientation” – Online Etymology Dictionary: etymonline.com
- extended family
- family life cycle
- family of procreation
- fictive kin
- nuclear family
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ASA – American Sociological Association (5th edition)
Bell, Kenton, ed. 2013. “family of orientation.” In Open Education Sociology Dictionary. Retrieved October 21, 2021 (https://sociologydictionary.org/family-of-orientation/).
APA – American Psychological Association (6th edition)
family of orientation. (2013). In K. Bell (Ed.), Open education sociology dictionary. Retrieved from https://sociologydictionary.org/family-of-orientation/
Chicago/Turabian: Author-Date – Chicago Manual of Style (16th edition)
Bell, Kenton, ed. 2013. “family of orientation.” In Open Education Sociology Dictionary. Accessed October 21, 2021. https://sociologydictionary.org/family-of-orientation/.
MLA – Modern Language Association (7th edition)
“family of orientation.” Open Education Sociology Dictionary. Ed. Kenton Bell. 2013. Web. 21 Oct. 2021. <https://sociologydictionary.org/family-of-orientation/>.