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Parental perceived control over caregiving and its relationship to parent-infant interaction.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  15015680     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
In this sample of 66 dual-earner mothers and fathers and their 1-year-old infants, associations among parental ratings of infant difficulty, parental perceived control over caregiving outcomes, and parental sensitive and directive behavior were examined during a triadic free-play session in the home. Perceived infant difficulty was related to maternal directiveness for mothers with low perceived control. Fathers with low perceived control exhibited more directiveness, regardless of their ratings of infant difficulty. For both mothers and fathers, there was a negative association between sensitivity and directiveness but no association between sensitive behavior and parental perceived control. Although parents scored similarly overall on various other measures, mothers with low perceived control demonstrated more categorical thinking about children's development than other mothers.
Jacqueline R Guzell; Lynne Vernon-Feagans
Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article; Research Support, Non-U.S. Gov't; Research Support, U.S. Gov't, P.H.S.    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Child development     Volume:  75     ISSN:  0009-3920     ISO Abbreviation:  Child Dev     Publication Date:    2004 Jan-Feb
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2004-03-12     Completed Date:  2004-07-19     Revised Date:  2007-11-14    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  0372725     Medline TA:  Child Dev     Country:  United States    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  134-46     Citation Subset:  IM    
Human Development and Family Studies, Bowling Green State University, Bowling Green, OH 43403, USA.
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MeSH Terms
Child Behavior Disorders / psychology
Father-Child Relations
Internal-External Control*
Longitudinal Studies
Mother-Child Relations
Parent-Child Relations*
Parenting / psychology*
Personality Assessment
Power (Psychology)
Risk Factors
Self Concept*
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