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Mothers' time with infant and time in employment as predictors of mother-child relationships and children's early development.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  15784094     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
Abstract/OtherAbstract:
This study tested predictions from economic and developmental theories that maternal time with an infant is important for mother-child relationships and children's development, using time-use diaries for mothers of 7- to 8-month-old infants from the National Institute of Child Health and Human Development Study of Early Child Care (N = 1,053). Employment reduced time with infants, but mothers compensated for some work time by decreasing time in other activities. With family and maternal characteristics controlled, time with infants predicted high Home Observation for Measurement of the Environment (HOME) scores and maternal sensitivity, but bore little relation to children's engagement with mothers, secure attachment, social behavior, or cognitive performance from 15 to 36 months. Mothers who spent more time at work had higher HOME scores. Maternal time with infants may reflect maternal characteristics that affect both time allocation and maternal behavior.
Authors:
Aletha C Huston; Stacey Rosenkrantz Aronson
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article; Research Support, N.I.H., Extramural; Research Support, Non-U.S. Gov't; Research Support, U.S. Gov't, P.H.S.    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Child development     Volume:  76     ISSN:  0009-3920     ISO Abbreviation:  Child Dev     Publication Date:    2005 Mar-Apr
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2005-03-23     Completed Date:  2005-08-09     Revised Date:  2007-11-14    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  0372725     Medline TA:  Child Dev     Country:  United States    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  467-82     Citation Subset:  IM    
Affiliation:
Department of Human Ecology, University of Texas at Austin, TX 78712-0141, USA. achuston@mail.utexas.edu <achuston@mail.utexas.edu>
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MeSH Terms
Descriptor/Qualifier:
Adolescent
Adult
Child
Child Development*
Child Language
Child, Preschool
Cognition
Employment / psychology*
Follow-Up Studies
Humans
Infant
Mother-Child Relations*
Mothers / psychology*
Parenting
Social Perception
Videotape Recording
Grant Support
ID/Acronym/Agency:
2V10 HD25430-11/HD/NICHD NIH HHS

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