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ERIC Number: ED266354
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1984-Oct
Pages: 26
Abstractor: N/A
Reference Count: N/A
ISBN: N/A
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Predicting Parent Satisfaction.
Meredith, William H.; And Others
Because the factors which influence parent functioning have not been extensively researched, a study was conducted to determine the relationships among marital adjustment, child temperament, locus of control, and parent satisfaction. Participants included 93 volunteer couples who had at least one child at home. Parents averaged 35 years old and had been married at least 13 years. Questionnaires were sent to participants which measured marital adjustment by the Dyadic Adjustment Scale, personal control by Rotter's locus of control scale, personality traits by Edwards Personal Preference Schedule, and child temperament and parent satisfaction by instruments designed for this study. The results indicated that parent satisfaction increased as marital adjustment increased. Parents who perceived their child's temperament as more pleasant had higher levels of parent satisfaction. Personal control variables had only slight relationships to parent satisfaction. Personality variables had no relationship, although more nurturant parents seemed to be more satisfied. It is concluded that parent functioning is a multiply determined phenomenon and that further research with other variables such as the environment is needed. Five pages of references conclude the document. (ABL)
Publication Type: Reports - Research; Speeches/Meeting Papers
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Researchers
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
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