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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/30407038/union-stability-among-mothers-and-stepfathers-contributions-of-stepfathers-and-biological-fathers
#1
Raymond E Petren, Chelsea L Garneau-Rosner, Elif D Yildirim
A substantial proportion of unmarried mothers with young children live with new partners (stepfathers), and the stability of these unions is important to outcomes for mothers and children. This study examined effects of both step- and biological fathers' co-parenting, parenting, and financial contributions on union stability among mothers and stepfathers. Data were from the Fragile Families and Child Wellbeing Study (N = 370), and the sample included mothers with 3-year-old children who were mostly unmarried and low-income...
November 8, 2018: Journal of Family Psychology: JFP
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/30407037/maternal-perceptions-of-paternal-investment-are-associated-with-relationship-satisfaction-and-breastfeeding-duration-in-humans
#2
Katherine Tombeau Cost, Wibke Jonas, Eva Unternaehrer, Aya Dudin, Peter Szatmari, Hélène Gaudreau, James Kennedy, Leslie Atkinson, Meir Steiner, Michael Meaney, Alison Fleming
This study examined potential pathways in the associations between breastfeeding and mothers' relationship satisfaction, including her satisfaction with father involvement (FI) and parity, among mothers not working outside the home at 6 months. Mothers (n = 222) completed questionnaires at 4 time-points, 3 to 24 months postpartum as part of a longitudinal cohort study. In this study, we were interested in two main outcome variables: mothers' relationship satisfaction with their partner (RS) and continuation of breastfeeding after 3 months...
November 8, 2018: Journal of Family Psychology: JFP
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/30407036/partners-depressive-symptoms-moderate-the-effects-of-expressive-suppression
#3
Loren E Weckbacher, Levi R Baker
Suppressing emotional expressions can hide one's needs from relationship partners and thus prevent partners from providing support. Nevertheless, suppressing expressions may help people maintain more favorable evaluations of partners who are ultimately unsupportive because people may attribute a lack of support to partners being unaware of their needs. Thus, given that depressive symptoms reduce provisions of support, people with partners experiencing depressive symptoms may remain more satisfied to the extent that they previously suppressed emotional expressions...
November 8, 2018: Journal of Family Psychology: JFP
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/30394761/pathways-linking-early-socioeconomic-adversity-to-diverging-profiles-of-romantic-relationship-dissolution-in-young-adulthood
#4
Dayoung Bae, Kandauda A S Wickrama
Although studies on romantic relationships are abundant, cumulative experiences in intimate relationship dissolution (i.e., dissolution of cohabitation and marriage) during young adulthood is not yet completely understood. Using a nationally representative sample of 9,275 young adults, we investigated heterogeneity in timing and frequency of relationship dissolution during young adulthood, as well as its developmental precursors to dissolution. Results indicated four distinct relationship-dissolution classes that ranged from those who maintained stable romantic relationships to those who experienced multiple cohabitation dissolutions and divorces from ages 18 to 30 years...
November 5, 2018: Journal of Family Psychology: JFP
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/30372109/adolescent-dating-violence-perpetration-emotion-dysregulation-and-parenting-styles
#5
Gaia Cuccì, K Daniel O'Leary, Maria Giulia Olivari, Andrea Bonanomi, Emanuela Confalonieri
A conceptual model was tested, separately for male and female adolescents, in which adolescent dating violence (ADV) perpetration toward a romantic partner is affected by the memories of authoritarian paternal and maternal parenting styles through the mediation of adolescents' emotion dysregulation. The sample consisted of 622 Italian adolescents (35.5% males; 64.5% females) aged 13 to 21 years. Participants completed a questionnaire composed of three self-report scales: Parenting Styles and Dimensions Questionnaire measuring adolescents' memories of parenting styles; Conflict in Adolescent Dating Relationships Inventory, measuring multiple forms of abusive behavior that may occur between adolescent dating partners; and Difficulties in Emotion Regulation Strategies Questionnaire, measuring emotion regulation...
October 29, 2018: Journal of Family Psychology: JFP
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/30321015/longitudinal-linkages-between-parenting-stress-and-oppositional-defiant-disorder-odd-symptoms-among-chinese-children-with-odd
#6
Xu Liu, Xiuyun Lin, Melissa Allen Heath, Qing Zhou, Wan Ding, Shaozheng Qin
Parents of children with oppositional defiant disorder (ODD) experience considerable stress and challenges in parenting. Based on a 2-year, 3-wave longitudinal study of children with ODD (N = 243, mean age = 9.47 years, SD = 1.53; 72.8% boys) and their parents in Mainland China, our study examined the relation between 3 dimensions of parenting stress (i.e., Parental Distress, Parent-Child Dysfunctional Interaction, and Difficult Child) and their children's ODD symptoms. Using cross-lagged panel models, we tested the bidirectional relation between parenting stress and children's ODD symptoms...
October 15, 2018: Journal of Family Psychology: JFP
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/30299135/associations-between-father-involvement-and-father-child-attachment-security-variations-based-on-timing-and-type-of-involvement
#7
Geoffrey L Brown, Sarah C Mangelsdorf, Aya Shigeto, Maria S Wong
This study examined associations between father involvement and father-child attachment security, and whether those associations differed as a function of timing (workday and nonworkday) and/or type (accessibility, caregiving, and play) of involvement. Eighty father-child dyads participated when children were approximately 3 years old. Fathers completed a time diary interview assessing the various forms of involvement, and attachment was assessed using the Attachment Q-Set (Waters, 1995) following 90 min of father-child observation in the home...
October 8, 2018: Journal of Family Psychology: JFP
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/30299134/positive-parental-engagement-investigating-the-role-of-the-mother-father-relationship
#8
Elizabeth A Baker, Haylee DeLuca Bishop, Logan A Stigall, Manfred H M van Dulmen
Promoting positive parental engagement (e.g., reading to the child, practicing nursery rhymes with the child, playing with the child) is beneficial for children. Previous research has largely been limited to only maternal reports and relatively affluent families. The current study longitudinally investigated spillover between positive experiences in the mother-father relationship and positive parental engagement using an ethnically and economically diverse sample of parents. Using data from the Fragile Families and Child Wellbeing Study ( N = 3,780 mother-father dyads)-and guided by family systems theory-we tested a series of path analysis models...
October 8, 2018: Journal of Family Psychology: JFP
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/30299133/a-two-way-street-mothers-and-adolescent-daughters-depression-and-ptsd-symptoms-jointly-predict-dyadic-behaviors
#9
Stephanie Milan, Christina Carlone
Dyadic interactions may be affected by the mental health of either partner; however, both partners' symptoms are typically not considered simultaneously in observational studies of parent-child relationships. Using the actor-partner interdependence model (APIM), we examine how depression and posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD) symptoms in mothers and adolescent daughters predict their own and each other's relational behaviors (warmth, hostility, communication) during interactions, and whether partners' relational behaviors predict changes in symptoms 1 month later...
October 8, 2018: Journal of Family Psychology: JFP
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/30299132/psychological-and-relational-health-profiles-of-soldiers-in-committed-romantic-relationships
#10
Lauren M Ruhlmann, Briana S Nelson Goff, Joshua R Novak, Caroline Fuss, Taylor Gnagi, Michael Schiferl
The present study explored the heterogeneity of military service members' psychological and relational functioning using a sample of 7,866 soldiers in committed romantic relationships from the Army Study to Assess Risk and Resilience in Service members (Army STARRS). A latent profile analysis was conducted to identify and predict unique clusters of soldiers' relative psychological (i.e., posttraumatic stress disorder, depression, and anxiety symptom severity) and relational (i.e., relationship happiness, how often their relationship was going well, how often they confided in their partner, how often they considered or discussed ending their relationship, relational insecurity, and relational turbulence) functioning...
October 8, 2018: Journal of Family Psychology: JFP
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/30211572/longitudinal-associations-among-maternal-depressive-symptoms-child-emotional-caretaking-and-anxious-depressed-symptoms-in-pediatric-cancer
#11
Kemar V Prussien, Lexa K Murphy, Cynthia A Gerhardt, Kathryn Vannatta, Heather Bemis, Leandra Desjardins, Amanda C Ferrante, Emily L Shultz, Madelaine C Keim, David A Cole, Bruce E Compas
Research has shown that children experience increased emotional distress when engaging in emotional caretaking of a parent. The current study is the first to examine this process in families in which the source of the stress is the child's illness. Prospective associations were tested among mothers' depressive symptoms near the time of their child's cancer diagnosis, mothers' expressed distress and their child's emotional caretaking during an interaction task, and child anxious/depressed symptoms at 1 year postdiagnosis...
September 13, 2018: Journal of Family Psychology: JFP
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/30211570/unaffected-siblings-of-adolescents-and-adults-with-fragile-x-syndrome-effects-on-maternal-well-being
#12
Lauren V Usher, Leann S DaWalt, Jan S Greenberg, Marsha R Mailick
The present study investigated the effects of children without disabilities on maternal physical and mental health in families with adolescents or adults with fragile X syndrome. Mothers with the FMR1 premutation ( N = 87) reported on behavior problems and functional limitations of their adolescent or adult child with fragile X syndrome and their own physical and mental health. Mothers also provided a blood sample to determine FMR1 CGG repeat length. The proportion of unaffected children in the family significantly buffered the effect of both child behavior problems and functional limitations on maternal self-rated health, such that having a higher proportion of unaffected children in the family had a protective effect on maternal health when the target child had more severe behavior problems and functional limitations...
September 13, 2018: Journal of Family Psychology: JFP
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/30113183/is-perceived-criticism-an-independent-construct-evidence-for-divergent-validity-across-two-samples
#13
Sara R Masland, Sukriti Drabu, Jill M Hooley
Perceived criticism (PC) is a predictor of poor outcomes across a range of psychological disorders. Yet what is being measured when people are asked to report on how critical a key individual is of them is far from clear. In two community-based studies, we examined the divergent validity of PC in relation to measures of personality, psychopathology, early experiences with parents, and other cognitive and affective variables. In Study 1, an unselected sample of participants completed measures in the laboratory...
August 16, 2018: Journal of Family Psychology: JFP
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/30372102/-a-well-spent-day-brings-happy-sleep-a-dyadic-study-of-capitalization-support-in-military-connected-couples
#14
Sarah N Arpin, Alicia R Starkey, Cynthia D Mohr, Anne Marie D Greenhalgh, Leslie B Hammer
Among couples, sleep is theorized to be a dyadic process, within which relationship quality exerts a large influence (Troxel, Robles, Hall, & Buysse, 2007). In turn, research has shown that capitalization, or positive-event disclosure, influences relationship quality. The benefits of capitalization, however, are contingent on the receipt of a supportive response, here referred to as capitalization support (Reis & Gable, 2003). Accordingly, the current study examined daily capitalization support, loneliness, and intimacy as predictors of sleep (i...
October 2018: Journal of Family Psychology: JFP
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/30372101/autonomy-support-in-toddlerhood-similarities-and-contrasts-between-mothers-and-fathers
#15
Claire Hughes, Anja Lindberg, Rory T Devine
Infant exploration often hinges on parental autonomy support (i.e., parental behaviors that support children's goals, interests, and choices), a construct that is widely applied in family studies of school-age children and adolescents but less studied in infants and toddlers. Notable gaps concern the equivalence, similarities, and contrasts between mothers' and fathers' autonomy support and the correlates of individual differences in autonomy support. To address these underresearched topics, we conducted parallel home-based structured play observations of 195 infants (Mage = 14...
October 2018: Journal of Family Psychology: JFP
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/30284864/sleep-moderates-the-association-between-routines-and-emotion-regulation-for-toddlers-in-poverty
#16
Erika L Bocknek, Patricia A Richardson, Marion I van den Heuvel, Thomaidha Qipo, Holly E Brophy-Herb
Routines in the family are a potential source of resilience for at-risk children and support children's emerging emotion regulation. Meanwhile, inadequate sleep has been linked with deficits in cognitive processes to attend to environmental stimuli and with poor emotion regulation for children. The detrimental effects of poor sleep are potentially worse in low-income children. The aim of the current study was to examine the moderating role of sleep in the association between family routines and emotion regulation in toddlers in poverty...
October 2018: Journal of Family Psychology: JFP
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/30211571/does-support-need-to-be-seen-daily-invisible-support-promotes-next-day-relationship-well-being
#17
Yuthika U Girme, Michael R Maniaci, Harry T Reis, James K McNulty, Cheryl L Carmichael, Shelly L Gable, Levi R Baker, Nickola C Overall
Direct and overt visible support promotes recipients' relationship satisfaction but can also exacerbate negative mood. In contrast, subtle and indirect invisible support can bypass costs to mood, but it is unclear whether it undermines or boosts relationship satisfaction. Because invisible support is not perceived by recipients, its relational impact may be delayed across time. Thus, the current research used three dyadic daily diary studies (total N = 322 married couples) to explore, for the first time, both the immediate (same day) and lagged (next day) effects of visible and invisible support on recipients' mood and relationship satisfaction...
October 2018: Journal of Family Psychology: JFP
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/30188156/family-support-a-possible-buffer-against-disruptive-events-for-individuals-with-and-without-remitted-depression
#18
Erika M Manczak, Kristy A Skerrett, Laura B Gabriel, Kelly A Ryan, Scott A Langenecker
The current study sought to test the role of family support as a buffer of life stress for depressive symptoms in a sample of young adults at low- and high-risk for depression based on a previous history of depression. Ninety-seven young adults, 54 with remitted depression and 43 without prior history of depression, completed reports of family relationships, disruptive life events, and depressive symptoms at baseline and every 2 months for 10 months. Results revealed significant interactions between family environment and life events predicting Beck Depressive Inventory (BDI) scores at baseline, such that individuals with better family support were buffered from risk associated with life stress, and this was true even after accounting for a previous history of depression...
October 2018: Journal of Family Psychology: JFP
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/30124306/attributions-and-perceptions-of-criticism-an-examination-of-patients-with-anxiety-and-normal-control-participants
#19
Kelly M Allred, Dianne L Chambless, Eliora Porter, Moriah J Brier, Rachel A Schwartz
Perceived criticism from relatives predicts poor clinical outcomes for patients with a variety of psychological disorders. Research indicates the attributions individuals make about motives for relatives' criticism are linked to perceived criticism from this relative. Accordingly, attributions may be an important target of intervention to reduce perceived criticism and improve clinical outcomes, but this association requires testing in a clinical sample. We examined relationships among attributions of criticism, perceived criticism, and upset due to criticism among individuals with anxiety disorders (n = 53) and with no psychopathology (n = 52)...
October 2018: Journal of Family Psychology: JFP
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/30091624/direct-indirect-and-buffering-effects-of-support-for-mothers-on-children-s-socioemotional-adjustment
#20
Alison Parkes, Helen Sweeting
Support for mothers may improve children's socioemotional adjustment, yet few studies have considered the benefits of formal support (from health and social work professionals) in addition to social support (from family and friends) or explored the mechanisms. These issues were addressed using a birth cohort ( n = 2,649) to explore how mothers' perceptions of social and formal support when children were ages 10-22 months predicted trajectories of children's externalizing and internalizing problems from 58 to 122 months...
October 2018: Journal of Family Psychology: JFP
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