Parenting Stress, Social Support, and Mother-Child Interactions in Families of Multiple and Singleton Preterm Toddlers

Kristin Lutz, Cynthia Burnson, Amanda Hane, Anne Samuelson, Sarah Maleck, Julie Poehlmann

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Abstract

The study investigated family support as a buffer of stress in 153 mothers and preterm toddlers. Data were collected regarding maternal depressive symptoms, parenting stress, and family support; infant health; and videotaped mother-child interactions. Although more parenting stress related to less optimal child play, only information support functioned as a protective factor. Information support predicted positive play under high, but not low, maternal stress. Mothers of multiples reported more parenting stress than mothers of singletons.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)642-656
Number of pages15
JournalFamily Relations
Volume61
Issue number4
DOIs
StatePublished - Oct 2012

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Keywords

  • Child
  • Interactions
  • Mother
  • Preterm
  • Stress
  • Twins

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Social Sciences (miscellaneous)
  • Developmental and Educational Psychology
  • Education

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Parenting Stress, Social Support, and Mother-Child Interactions in Families of Multiple and Singleton Preterm Toddlers. / Lutz, Kristin; Burnson, Cynthia; Hane, Amanda; Samuelson, Anne; Maleck, Sarah; Poehlmann, Julie.

In: Family Relations, Vol. 61, No. 4, 10.2012, p. 642-656.

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Lutz, Kristin ; Burnson, Cynthia ; Hane, Amanda ; Samuelson, Anne ; Maleck, Sarah ; Poehlmann, Julie. / Parenting Stress, Social Support, and Mother-Child Interactions in Families of Multiple and Singleton Preterm Toddlers. In: Family Relations. 2012 ; Vol. 61, No. 4. pp. 642-656.
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