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ERIC Number: EJ885344
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2010
Pages: 22
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 57
ISSN: ISSN-0192-513X
Adolescent Mothers' Perceptions of the Coparenting Relationship with Their Child's Father: A Function of Attachment Security and Trust
Sheftall, Arielle H.; Schoppe-Sullivan, Sarah J.; Futris, Ted G.
Journal of Family Issues, v31 n7 p884-905 2010
This study used data from 75 adolescent mothers to examine relations among adolescent mothers' attachment avoidance and anxiety, their ability to trust their child's father, and their perceptions of the quality of their coparenting relationship with their child's father. Results suggest that mothers with lower avoidance had more trust for their child's father and also had coparenting relationships characterized by less conflict and a stronger parenting alliance. Moreover, trust mediated the associations between mother's avoidance and coparenting quality. In contrast, mothers' attachment anxiety was not associated with trust for their child's father or their perceptions of coparenting relationship quality. This study provides evidence that adolescent mothers' relationship histories may play an important role in the quality of the coparenting relationship they have with their child's father. (Contains 2 tables.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: N/A
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Language: English
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