ERIC Number: ED319515
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1990-Mar-30
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Relationships between Parenting Stress, Marital Stress, and Social Support for Mothers and Fathers.
Jarvis, Patricia A.; Creasey, Gary L.
This investigation explored relationships between parenting stress, dyadic adjustment, and social support in families with normal healthy infants of 18 months of age. It was expected that parenting stress would be high when social support was absent and that this would be related to poor marital relationships. Participants were 34 families consisting of a mother, father, and their biological child. In 14 families, the child was the first born. Each parent completed the Parenting Stress Index, the Dyadic Adjustment Scale, and the Family Social Support Scale. High parenting stress was found to be negatively related to marital adjustment. However, there were no significant relationships regarding social support. Findings support the need for further analyses of the effects of parenting stress and poor dyadic adjustment on child development. (RH)
Publication Type: Reports - Research; Speeches/Meeting Papers
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