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McBride-Chang, Catherine; Lin, Dan; Liu, Phil D.; Aram, Dorit; Levin, Iris; Cho, Jeung-Ryeul; Shu, Hua; Zhang, Yuping – Reading and Writing: An Interdisciplinary Journal, 2012
In the present study, maternal Pinyin mediation and its relations with young Chinese children's word reading and word writing development were explored. At time 1, 43 Mainland Chinese children and their mothers were videotaped on a task in which children were asked to write 12 words in Pinyin (a phonological coding system used in Mainland China as…
Descriptors: Video Technology, Writing (Composition), Mothers, Romanization
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Lyall, Kristen; Ashwood, Paul; Van de Water, Judy; Hertz-Picciotto, Irva – Journal of Autism and Developmental Disorders, 2014
The maternal immune system may play a role in offspring neurodevelopment. We examined whether maternal autoimmune disease, asthma, and allergy were associated with child autism spectrum disorder (ASD) and developmental delay without autism (DD) using 560 ASD cases, 391 typically developing controls, and 168 DD cases from the CHildhood Autism Risk…
Descriptors: Autism, Pervasive Developmental Disorders, Developmental Delays, Diseases
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Matte-Gagne, Celia; Bernier, Annie; Gagne, Christine – Social Development, 2013
The goals of this article were to examine (1) the relative and absolute stability of maternal autonomy support between infancy and preschool age, and (2) the moderating role of child gender, maternal attachment state of mind, and stressful life events. Sixty-nine mother-child dyads participated in five visits when the child was 8, 15, and 18…
Descriptors: Mothers, Personal Autonomy, Infants, Preschool Education
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Bowen, Gary Lee – Journal of Divorce, 1982
Used secondary analysis of interviews conducted with 119 formerly-married mothers to test the hypothesis that the milieu provided by a women's social network predicts satisfaction with the demands of the maternal role. Strength of social network was not found to be significantly associated with maternal role satisfaction. (Author)
Descriptors: Friendship, Interpersonal Relationship, Mothers, One Parent Family
Spann, Marisa; Smerling, Jennifer; Gustafsson, Hanna C.; Foss, Sophie; Monk, Catherine – ZERO TO THREE, 2014
Measuring and understanding fetal neurodevelopment provides insight regarding the developing brain. Maternal nutrient intake and psychological stress during pregnancy each impact fetal neurodevelopment and influence childhood outcomes and are thus important factors to consider when studying fetal neurobehavioral development. The authors provide an…
Descriptors: Pregnancy, Brain, Child Development, Nutrition
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Mireles-Rios, Rebeca; Romo, Laura F. – Developmental Psychology, 2014
Adolescent girls' and their mothers' expectations for their daughters' college attainment, mother-daughter communication about education, and daughters' early childbearing attitudes were examined in 146 U.S.-raised Latina girls (mean age = 14.4 years) and their mostly immigrant mothers. Through structural equation modeling, we…
Descriptors: Hispanic Americans, Females, Mothers, Daughters
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Gerouki, Margarita – Sex Education: Sexuality, Society and Learning, 2011
This work is based on data collected for a research project aiming to critically investigate issues of primary school sex and relationships education. Teachers are important stakeholders of any educational process, especially when the focus is on sensitive and controversial issues such as the provision of sex education. The aim here is to present…
Descriptors: Research Design, Controversial Issues (Course Content), Sex Education, Sexuality
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Uçanok, Zehra; Güre, Ays?en – Journal of Early Adolescence, 2014
This study primarily aims to explore the association between perceived economic strain, parent-adolescent relational qualities and psychological well-being and to investigate the dyadic parental relationships during early adolescence. A total of 414 adolescents between the ages of 10 and 14 (M= 12.58, SD = 0.90) from three different socioeconomic…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Parent Child Relationship, Socioeconomic Status, Low Income
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Weiss, Jonathan A. – American Journal on Mental Retardation, 2008
The role of Special Olympics in the lives of mothers of adult athletes was examined. Forty-six mothers participated in a longitudinal study, completing a parenting stress questionnaire, a measure of their child's maladaptive behavior, and a survey of athlete involvement in Special Olympics at two time periods, 42 months apart. Results confirm that…
Descriptors: Mothers, Mental Retardation, Athletes, Adjustment (to Environment)
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Garcia, Aileen S.; Ren, Lixin; Esteraich, Jan M.; Raikes, Helen H. – Merrill-Palmer Quarterly: Journal of Developmental Psychology, 2017
This study was designed to examine whether parenting stress and child behavioral problems are significant predictors of parent-child conflict in the context of low-income families and how these relations are moderated by maternal nativity. The authors conducted multiple regression analyses to examine relations between teachers' report of…
Descriptors: Child Behavior, Behavior Problems, Parents, Anxiety
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Teti, Douglas M.; Crosby, Brian – Child Development, 2012
Mechanisms were examined to clarify relations between maternal depressive symptoms, dysfunctional cognitions, and infant night waking among 45 infants (1-24 months) and their mothers. A mother-driven mediational model was tested in which maternal depressive symptoms and dysfunctional cognitions about infant sleep predicted infant night waking via…
Descriptors: Video Technology, Mothers, Child Rearing, Infants
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Goodwin, Anthony; Fein, Deborah; Naigles, Letitia – Journal of Child Language, 2015
Social deficits have been implicated in the language delays and deficits of children with autism (ASD); thus, the extent to which these children use language input in social contexts similarly to typically developing (TD) children is unknown. The current study investigated how caregiver input influenced the development of "wh"-question…
Descriptors: Mothers, Linguistic Input, Parent Child Relationship, Preschool Children
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Henning, Anne; Striano, Tricia – Child Development, 2011
A perturbation paradigm was employed to assess 3- and 6-month-old infants' and their mothers' sensitivity to a 3-s temporal delay implemented in an ongoing televised interaction. At both ages, the temporal delay affected infant but not maternal behavior and only when implementing the temporal delay in maternal (Experiment 1, N = 64) but not infant…
Descriptors: Mothers, Infants, Infant Behavior, Parent Child Relationship
Oppenheim, David; Koren-Karie, Nina; Dolev, Smadar; Yirmiya, Nurit – Zero to Three, 2008
Do children with autism spectrum disorder (ASD) form attachments to their caregivers? This article reviews research challenging the conventional view that children with autism are unable to form healthy attachment relationships. The authors describe a study examining the role of maternal insightfulness into the inner world of the child in…
Descriptors: Mothers, Autism, Parent Child Relationship, Attachment Behavior
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Santos, Rosa Milagros; McCollum, Jeanette A. – Journal of Early Intervention, 2007
This study was designed to expand understandings about Filipino mothers' daily interactions with their infants and toddlers with and without disabilities. Qualitative procedures were used to analyze transcripts from structured, open-ended interviews with mothers of 10- to 26-month-old children. Three themes were used to characterize and compare…
Descriptors: Mothers, Disabilities, Parent Child Relationship, Interaction
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