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Miller, Warren B.; Sable, Marjorie R.; Beckmeyer, Jonathon J. – Journal of Marriage and Family, 2009
This research was designed to increase our understanding of how the motivational antecedents to childbearing and emotional responses to pregnancy affect the subsequent attachment bond of a toddler to his or her mother. Using a sample of 1,364 mothers and their newborns from the Study of Early Child Care, we tested a mother-child influence…
Descriptors: Mothers, Pregnancy, Toddlers, Neonates
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Todosijevic, Jelica; Rothblum, Esther D.; Solomon, Sondra E. – Psychology of Women Quarterly, 2005
Relationship satisfaction, affect, and stress were examined in 313 same-sex couples who had had civil unions in Vermont during the first year of this legislation. Similarity between partners on age and on positive/negative affectivity was related to relationship satisfaction whereas there was no association with similarity in income, education,…
Descriptors: Homosexuality, Marital Satisfaction, Affective Behavior, Anxiety
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Lincoln, Karen D.; Chatters, Linda M.; Taylor, Robert Joseph – Journal of Marriage and Family, 2005
Structural equation modeling was used to examine the relationships among stress, social support, negative interaction, and mental health in a sample of African American men and women between ages 18 and 54 (N = 591) from the National Comorbidity Study. The study findings indicated that social support decreased the number of depressive symptoms,…
Descriptors: African Americans, Interpersonal Relationship, Interaction, Structural Equation Models
Beck, John H., Ed. – Psychology Press, Taylor & Francis Group, 2006
Since the release of the very successful first edition in 2001, the field of emotional intelligence has grown in sophistication and importance. Many new and talented researchers have come into the field and techniques in EI measurement have dramatically increased so that we now know much more about the distinctiveness and utility of the different…
Descriptors: Emotional Intelligence, Social Behavior, Dating (Social), Coping
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Beach, Steven R. H.; And Others – American Journal of Family Therapy, 1993
Examined negative affect among 349 adults. Indices of salient social support and salient interpersonal stress irrespective of source were related to level of negative affective symptoms. Marital relationship was most frequently named source of support, but coworkers were named equally often as source of interpersonal stress. Marital satisfaction…
Descriptors: Depression (Psychology), Employee Attitudes, Interpersonal Relationship, Marital Instability
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Dwyer, Jeffrey W.; And Others – Journal of Marriage and the Family, 1994
Examined how older mother's reciprocation of assistance provided by caregiving daughter simultaneously influences satisfaction of mother and stress/burden of caregiver in 135 mother-daughter dyads. Results indicated that reciprocity did not directly or indirectly affect mother's satisfaction but did significantly reduce stress/burden of daughters.…
Descriptors: Adult Children, Daughters, Family Caregivers, Mothers
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Fosco, Gregory M.; Grych, John H. – Journal of Marriage and Family, 2010
Although triangulation into parental conflict is a risk factor for child and adolescent maladjustment, little is known about how triangulation affects adolescents' functioning or the factors that lead children to be drawn into parental disagreements. This prospective study examined the relations between triangulation, appraisals of conflict, and…
Descriptors: Conflict, Risk, Adolescents, Adjustment (to Environment)
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Conger, Katherine J.; Stocker, Clare; McGuire, Shirley – New Directions for Child and Adolescent Development, 2009
Stressful life events and experiences may disrupt the typical day-to-day interactions between sisters and brothers that provide the foundation of sibling socialization. This chapter examines four experiences that may affect patterns of sibling interaction: parental marital conflict, parental divorce and remarriage, foster care placement, and a…
Descriptors: Divorce, Siblings, Socialization, Placement
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Small, Stephen A.; Riley, Dave – Journal of Marriage and the Family, 1990
Findings from 130 male executives and their spouses provided strong support for construct validity and internal consistency of global measure of work spillover. Data did not support hypothesis that work stress spills over into some role contexts more than others. Identified at least 3 distinct processes by which work can spill over and affect…
Descriptors: Family Life, Role Conflict, Spouses, Stress Variables
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Dumka, Larry E.; Roosa, Mark W.; Jackson, Kristina M. – Journal of Marriage and the Family, 1997
Reports on a test of a risk-stress process model. Examines the influence of mothers' supportive parenting and inconsistent discipline practices on risk factors and family conflict as these affect children's conduct disorder and depression. Tests on 121 families indicate that mothers' supportive patenting partially mediated family conflict effects…
Descriptors: Acculturation, Adjustment (to Environment), Children, Grade 4
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Schliebner, Connie T.; Peregoy, John J. – Journal of Counseling & Development, 1994
Examines the effects of long-term unemployment on families, marital relationships, and children. Discusses impact of financial hardship, stress, and emotional upheaval as they affect family systems. Presents counseling interventions for addressing needs of children in these families. Includes 54 citations. (Author/CRR)
Descriptors: Children, Counseling, Family Income, Family Life
Hennon, Charles B.; Burton, John R. – 1981
Given current and projected divorce rates, many people will find themselves faced with being divorced in their later years. To determine if the way of becoming single affects well being, a matched sample of 40 divorced and widowed elderly women were compared. Results showed that the method of becoming single had some differential impact but…
Descriptors: Comparative Analysis, Divorce, Emotional Adjustment, Family Problems
Schneider, Barbara Ann Deborah Conway – 1987
Research has compared employed and non-employed women in the areas of depression, reported psychological problems, alienation, role conflict, marital problems, life satisfaction, job satisfaction, and anxiety. A review of this research generally revealed no differences between employed and non-employed women. Those studies which reported…
Descriptors: Anxiety, Congruence (Psychology), Employed Women, Females
Nye, F. Ivan; And Others – J Marriage Fam, 1970
Synthesizes previous research on relationship of family size to attitudes. Reduces findings to four propositions and submits these propositions to additional tests utilizing secondary data from two large surveys. Substantively, families of three or four children rank lower in all of the analyses than do families with one or two children. Presented…
Descriptors: Adolescents, Attitudes, Environmental Influences, Family (Sociological Unit)
Lloyd, Sandra R. – 1993
Views of parents of children, ages 3-37, with disabilities were investigated. Interviews with 51 families addressed a number of questions, including the following: how they learned of their child's disabilities; the best times for the family; reactions of others to their child; what they think their child might not be able to do; and the hardest…
Descriptors: Adult Children, Child Rearing, Children, Disabilities
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