Predictors of coparenting quality among first time parents during toddlerhood

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Regan V. Burney (Creator)
The University of North Carolina at Greensboro (UNCG )
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Esther Leerkes

Abstract: "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 forty-nine fathers participated by completing a variety of questionnaires during the prenatal period and again at 6 and 16 months after the birth of their first child. Multiple hierarchical regressions showed that for mothers, positive and undermining coparenting was primarily a function of prenatal marital functioning. For fathers, the parenting context and child characteristics predicted positive and undermining coparenting even after accounting for prenatal marital functioning, which was also a significant predictor. How parents interact with one another in their marriage before the infant's birth may set the context for whether they are able to create a positive coparenting relationship in the future. Implications for future research and intervention efforts are discussed."--Abstract from author supplied metadata.

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Language: English
Date: 2007
parenting, child, characteristics, mothers, fathers, perceptions, coparenting, prenatal, marital relationship
Married people--Psychology

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