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Predicting shared parent--child book reading in infancy.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  12666469     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
This study examined the degree to which parental contextual factors and infant characteristics predicted whether parents read aloud to their 8-month-old infants. Discriminant function analysis revealed that mothers with higher family incomes and those who reported less parenting stress and fewer general hassles were more likely to read to their infants. Gender and temperament of the infant did not significantly predict whether mothers would engage in shared reading. Furthermore, there was no evidence that mothers who reported reading aloud to their infants display more enriching parenting practices in the laboratory. Paternal contextual factors did not discriminate readers from nonreaders, but infant temperament did. Fathers who read aloud had infants who were less soothable and who displayed longer durations of orienting. The possibility that book reading could serve as 1 mediator of the temperament-cognition relationship is discussed.
Jan Karrass; Meghan C VanDeventer; Julia M Braungart-Rieker
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Journal of family psychology : JFP : journal of the Division of Family Psychology of the American Psychological Association (Division 43)     Volume:  17     ISSN:  0893-3200     ISO Abbreviation:  J Fam Psychol     Publication Date:  2003 Mar 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2003-04-01     Completed Date:  2003-06-06     Revised Date:  2004-11-17    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  8802265     Medline TA:  J Fam Psychol     Country:  United States    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  134-46     Citation Subset:  IM    
Department of Psychology, University of Notre Dame, USA.
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MeSH Terms
Father-Child Relations*
Mother-Child Relations*
Parenting / psychology
Sex Factors
Socioeconomic Factors
Stress, Psychological / complications

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