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Parents' personality and infants' temperament as contributors to their emerging relationship.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  15161398     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
The authors examined the contributions of infant's temperament and parent's personality to their relationship. In Study 1, 102 infants, mothers, and fathers were studied when infants were 7 months; in Study 2, 112 infants and mothers were followed from 9 to 45 months. Infants' temperament (joy, fear, anger, and attention) was observed in standard temperament paradigms. Parents' personality measures encompassed the Big Five traits and Empathy in Study 1 and Mistrust, Manipulativeness, Aggression, Dependency, Entitlement, and Workaholism in Study 2. Parent-child relationship (shared positive affect and parental responsiveness in Studies 1 and 2 and parental tracking of the infant in Study 1) was observed in naturalistic contexts. In Study 1, mothers' Neuroticism, Empathy, and Conscientiousness and fathers' Agreeableness, Openness, and Extraversion related to the relationship with the infants. All measures of infant temperament also related to the emerging relationship. In Study 2, maternal Mistrust, Manipulativeness, Dependency, and Workaholism predicted the relationship with the child.
Grazyna Kochanska; Amanda E Friesenborg; Lindsey A Lange; Michelle M Martel; Grazyna Kochanska
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article; Research Support, U.S. Gov't, Non-P.H.S.; Research Support, U.S. Gov't, P.H.S.    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Journal of personality and social psychology     Volume:  86     ISSN:  0022-3514     ISO Abbreviation:  J Pers Soc Psychol     Publication Date:  2004 May 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2004-05-26     Completed Date:  2004-08-11     Revised Date:  2009-11-11    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  0014171     Medline TA:  J Pers Soc Psychol     Country:  United States    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  744-59     Citation Subset:  IM    
Department of Psychology, University of Iowa, Iowa City, 52242, USA.
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MeSH Terms
Child, Preschool
Emotions / physiology
Extraversion (Psychology)
Longitudinal Studies
Parent-Child Relations*
Parenting / psychology*
Parents / psychology*
Personality / physiology*
Personality Inventory / statistics & numerical data
Temperament / physiology*
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