Leerkes, Esther

UNCG

There are 11 item/s.

TitleDateViewsBrief Description
Attachment to Parents and the Close Relationships of First Semester College Students 2007 5394 This study investigated the relationship between parental attachment security and friendship and romantic relationship outcomes of first semester college students. 168 college freshmen completed a measure of parental attachment security before their ...
Longitudinal Influences of Maternal Sensitivity on Infant Temperamental Reactivity and Emotion Regulation 2008 8888 Parenting has been identified as a key influence on children's temperament in the first years of life. This study examined the extent to which maternal sensitivity predicted infants' subsequent temperamental reactivity and adaptive emotion regulation...
Predictors of coparenting quality among first time parents during toddlerhood 2007 1748 "This study examined individual, parenting context, and child characteristics associated with mothers' and fathers' perceptions of coparenting after accounting for the prenatal marital relationship among first-time parents. Seventy-eight mothers and ...
Marital Satisfaction Across the Transition to Parenthood: A Vulnerability-Stress-Adaptation Perspective 2010 4963 Previous research has demonstrated that the transition to parenthood is a time of change for couples during which marital satisfaction generally declines; however, not all couples experience declines in marital satisfaction during this time. Given th...
Links between temperament and coparenting: the moderating role of family characteristics 2010 2137 There is conflicting evidence as to whether or not child temperament influences the manner in which couples coparent their children. The mixed results suggest that families with certain characteristics may be at risk for exhibiting low quality copare...
Links between maternal education and parenting quality during children's first three years: the moderating role of income and partner status 2012 2137 Socio-demographic factors have been consistently linked to parenting practices during children's first years of life. However, less is known about the unique contribution and interactive effects of key factors such as maternal education, income, and ...
Psychosocial predictors of breastfeeding initiation and duration 2013 1747 This study examined maternal psychosocial characteristics, infant negative affect, and social support as predictors of breastfeeding initiation and duration while accounting for sociodemographic covariates. Prenatally, 237 women completed measures of...
Environment and genetic predictors of infant attachment disorganization 2015 766 This study examined maternal sensitivity to distress, overtly negative maternal behavior, maternal trauma and loss, and their interactions with infant genes related to dopamine, serotonin and oxytocin functioning as predictors of infant attachment di...
Examining parenting pathways linking maternal depressive symptoms to children’s internalizing and externalizing behavior problems 2016 818 The present study utilized a multi-method approach for examining psychopathology trajectories for infants. The extent to which maternal depressive symptoms over the first year of life is linked with internalizing and externalizing behaviors in childh...
Identify effective emotion regulation behaviors in infancy 2017 268 The goal of this study was to identify the subset of emotion regulation behaviors that were effective in both short-term (associated with a reduction in observed negative affect within a 2-s window at 6 months, 1 year, and 2 years of age), and long-t...
Examining pathways linking maternal depression to maternal sensitivity: role of maternal causal attributions 2019 31 The goal of this study was to examine the extent to which maternal depressive symptoms is linked with later maternal sensitivity through maternal causal attributions about infant crying. The present study utilized a multi-method approach for examinin...