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Leerkes, Esther

UNCG

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TitleDateViewsBrief Description
Attachment to Parents and the Close Relationships of First Semester College Students 2007 2914 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 3943 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...
Marital Satisfaction Across the Transition to Parenthood: A Vulnerability-Stress-Adaptation Perspective 2010 2613 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 638 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 729 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 548 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...