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Maternal attitudes and self-definition as related to perceptions of infant temperament.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  17022337     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
Maternal childbearing attitudes and self-definition as related to maternal perceptions of infant temperament were investigated in a pilot study. Maternal attitudes, self-definition, and perceptions of infant temperament were determined through mothers' self-report. Results indicated that maternal attitudes-including self-confidence and feelings toward infants and children-were positively related to maternal perceptions of infant temperament. That is, mothers who reported low self-confidence and negative feelings toward infants and children in general also rated their infants' temperament as more negative. In addition, maternal work experience involving children was inversely related to maternal perceptions of infant temperament, in that those mothers who had more work experience with children rated their infants as being more difficult. The findings are consistent with Sameroff's transactional model of development (Sameroff & Chandler, 1975) wherein both the psychological and behavioral aspects of mother and infant create the milieu for further development.
Kris Pizur-Barnekow
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article; Research Support, Non-U.S. Gov't    
Journal Detail:
Title:  The American journal of occupational therapy : official publication of the American Occupational Therapy Association     Volume:  60     ISSN:  0272-9490     ISO Abbreviation:  Am J Occup Ther     Publication Date:    2006 Sep-Oct
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2006-10-06     Completed Date:  2007-03-19     Revised Date:  2012-08-27    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  7705978     Medline TA:  Am J Occup Ther     Country:  United States    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  494-9     Citation Subset:  IM    
University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee, Department of Occupational Therapy, Wisconsin 53211, USA.
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MeSH Terms
Mother-Child Relations*
Mothers / psychology*

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