ERIC Number: ED422089
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1998-Jul
Partners and Parents: Developmental Changes in Marital Relation during the Transition to Parenthood.
Menendez, Susana; Hidalgo, Ma Victoria
This study investigated changes in marital relations during the transition to parenthood, including changes in the stability and quality of the relationship and in marital support. Subjects were 95 families studied from the beginning of the mother's pregnancy until the children were 10-12 months old. Parents differed in previous parental experience, education level, and mother's job status. Findings showed a relative decrease in several aspects of married life, but confirmed an important developmental stability. Demographic variables were found to affect the amount of change in the marital relationship. Families with non-working mothers and those with lower education levels experienced greatest decrease in relationship quality. (Contains four tables.) (JPB)
Publication Type: Reports - Research; Speeches/Meeting Papers
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Note: Poster presented at the Biennial Meeting of the International Society for the Study of Behavioural Development (15th, Berne, Switzerland, July 1-4, 1998).