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ERIC Number: ED309882
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1989-Apr
Pages: 12
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Relations between Teaching Behaviors and Maternal Beliefs in Adolescent and Young Adult Mothers.
Johnson, Emily
This study examined teaching interactions of single adolescent and young adult mothers during a structured teaching task with their infants. A total of 25 adolescent and 25 adult single mothers were videotaped during 4-minute teaching sessions with their 4-month-old infants in their homes. Investigators rated maternal teaching strategies and the affective climate provided by mothers during the teaching task. Mothers also completed questionnaires that included measures of locus of control, child rearing beliefs, perceived influence on child outcomes, and a positive outlook for their child's future. Results suggested that adolescent and adult mothers who felt that their lives were controlled by external factors or who held authoritarian beliefs about parenting performed less well while teaching their infants than did mothers who held less authoritarian beliefs about parenting. Perceived parental influence on child outcomes correlated positively with teaching interactions in both groups. Regression analyses indicated that belief in chance occurences and perceived parental influence on child outcomes were the best predictors of teaching interactions among adolescents. Authoritarian beliefs about parenting were the best predictor of teaching interactions among adults. (RH)
Publication Type: Reports - Research; Speeches/Meeting Papers
Education Level: N/A
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Language: English
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