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Mother and father adjustment during early parenthood: the roles of infant temperament and coparenting relationship quality.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  21868100     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
We explored how parent gender, infant temperament, and coparenting dynamics worked together to shape mothers' and fathers' depressive symptoms, stress, and parental efficacy during early parenthood. We were interested in the coparenting relationship as a context that shapes how parents respond to their infant's temperamental qualities. Participants were 139 couples who had recently given birth to their first child. Parent reports of temperament were collected when the infant was 4-8 months old and reports of coparenting and parent adjustment were collected at 13 months. Two-level random intercept models revealed interactions between temperament and coparenting, highlighting the family system as a context for how men and women adapt to their parenting role. There was little evidence for mother-father differences in these associations.
Anna R Solmeyer; Mark E Feinberg
Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article; Research Support, N.I.H., Extramural     Date:  2011-08-24
Journal Detail:
Title:  Infant behavior & development     Volume:  34     ISSN:  1934-8800     ISO Abbreviation:  Infant Behav Dev     Publication Date:  2011 Dec 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2011-09-13     Completed Date:  2012-01-16     Revised Date:  2013-06-27    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  7806016     Medline TA:  Infant Behav Dev     Country:  United States    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  504-14     Citation Subset:  IM    
Copyright Information:
Copyright © 2011 Elsevier Inc. All rights reserved.
Human Development and Family Studies, The Pennsylvania State University, University Park, PA 16802, United States.
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MeSH Terms
Adaptation, Psychological*
Family Characteristics
Family Relations*
Models, Psychological
Parenting / psychology*
Parents / psychology*
Social Adjustment*
Grant Support
K23 HD042575/HD/NICHD NIH HHS; K23 HD042575-01A1/HD/NICHD NIH HHS; K23 HD042575-02/HD/NICHD NIH HHS; K23 HD042575-03/HD/NICHD NIH HHS; K23 HD042575-04/HD/NICHD NIH HHS; K23 HD042575-05/HD/NICHD NIH HHS; R21 MH064125-01/MH/NIMH NIH HHS; R21 MH064125-01A2/MH/NIMH NIH HHS; R21 MH064125-02/MH/NIMH NIH HHS; R21 MH064125-03/MH/NIMH NIH HHS

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