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Father involvement and marital relationship during transition to parenthood: differences between dual and single-earner families.
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PMID:  22059310     Owner:  NLM     Status:  In-Process    
Abstract/OtherAbstract:
Research into the process of becoming mother or father shows very conclusively that this important life transition is accompanied by both a decrease in marital quality and a more traditional division of labour. In this paper these changes are analyzed with special emphasis on the relationships between them and exploring the role played in this process by the mother's work status. Results showed a significant link between the development of marital quality and violated expectations regarding father involvement on childrearing. Dual-earner families were characterized by a specific pattern of changes, with greater stability than single-earner families in marital and parental roles during transition to parenthood and a significant role played by spouse support as a partner, but not as a parent.
Authors:
Susana Menéndez; M Victoria Hidalgo; Lucía Jiménez; M Carmen Moreno
Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  The Spanish journal of psychology     Volume:  14     ISSN:  1138-7416     ISO Abbreviation:  Span J Psychol     Publication Date:  2011 Nov 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2011-11-08     Completed Date:  -     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  101095192     Medline TA:  Span J Psychol     Country:  Spain    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  639-47     Citation Subset:  IM    
Affiliation:
Departamento de Psicología Evolutiva y de la Educación, Universidad de Huelva, Campus del Carmen, Avda. Tres de Marzo s/n, 21001 Huelva, Spain. menendez@uhu.es
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