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First-time mothers' and fathers' transition to parenthood: infant care self-efficacy, parenting satisfaction, and infant sex.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  11881635     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
Abstract/OtherAbstract:
The threefold purposes of our study were to determine differences between first-time mothers' and fathers' development of infant care self-efficacy and parenting satisfaction, relationships between mothers' and fathers' infant care self-efficacy and parenting satisfaction, and the effect of infant sex on the development of mothers' and fathers' infant care self-efficacy and parenting satisfaction during the first 4 months following the infant's birth. A convenience sample of 44 couples in a midwestern state completed the Demographic Questionnaire, the Infant Care Survey, and What Being the Parent of a New Baby is Like-Revised. Fathers' reports of infant care self-efficacy increased linearly during the first 4 months following the infant's birth while mothers' reports of infant care self-efficacy increased linearly during the first 3 months. At all data collection times, fathers reported significantly lower infant care self-efficacy than mothers. Reports of parenting satisfaction increased over time for mothers and fathers. At 8, 12, and 16 weeks following the infant's birth, mothers' infant care self-efficacy scores were significantly related to their parenting satisfaction scores. Fathers' infant care self-efficacy scores were significantly related to their parenting satisfaction scores at 12 and 16 weeks. Fathers of male infants had significantly higher parenting satisfaction scores than fathers of female infants at 12 and 16 weeks following the infant's birth. Nurses can develop individualized interventions to assist mothers and fathers during the transition to parenthood.
Authors:
D B Hudson; S M Elek; C M Fleck
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article; Research Support, U.S. Gov't, P.H.S.    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Issues in comprehensive pediatric nursing     Volume:  24     ISSN:  0146-0862     ISO Abbreviation:  Issues Compr Pediatr Nurs     Publication Date:    2001 Jan-Mar
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2002-03-06     Completed Date:  2002-04-02     Revised Date:  2007-11-14    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  7702326     Medline TA:  Issues Compr Pediatr Nurs     Country:  United States    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  31-43     Citation Subset:  N    
Affiliation:
University of Nebraska Medical Center College of Nursing, Lincoln 68588-0620, USA.
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MeSH Terms
Descriptor/Qualifier:
Adaptation, Psychological*
Adult
Analysis of Variance
Attitude to Health
Female
Health Knowledge, Attitudes, Practice
Humans
Infant Care / psychology*,  standards*
Infant, Newborn
Life Change Events*
Longitudinal Studies
Male
Maternal-Child Nursing
Middle Aged
Needs Assessment
Nursing Methodology Research
Parenting / psychology*
Parents / education,  psychology*
Personal Satisfaction*
Questionnaires
Self Efficacy*
Sex Factors
Grant Support
ID/Acronym/Agency:
1 R15 NR04225-01/NR/NINR NIH HHS

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