ERIC Number: ED173697
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1978
Reference Count: 0
Longitudinal Changes in the Adjustment to Parenthood.
Wandersman, Lois Pall
A conceptual framework of the adjustment to parenthood as a developmental stage in which parents are faced with a wide range of complex tasks in several social systems is described. Results are presented of an extensive longitudinal study of of 64 mothers and 57 husbands during the first year with a new baby. Results indicated that parents become more relaxed and self-confident as their babies become livelier and more responsive, and the marital relationship shows increasing strain. Trends which reflect the changing demands in the ongoing process of adjustment for new parents are discussed. (Author)
Publication Type: Speeches/Meeting Papers; Information Analyses
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: National Inst. of General Medical Sciences (NIH), Bethesda, MD.
Authoring Institution: George Peabody Coll. for Teachers, Nashville, TN. John F. Kennedy Center for Research on Education and Human Development.
Note: Paper presented at the Annual Convention of the American Psychological Association (Toronto, Ontario, Canada, August, 1978); Best copy available