MATERNAL STRESS AND SOCIAL SUPPORT: Effects on the Mother‐Infant Relationship from Birth to Eighteen Months

Keith A. Crnic, Mark T. Greenberg, Nancy M. Robinson, Arlene S. Ragozin

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Abstract

Mothers' perceived stress and social support were found to be significant predictors of maternal attitudes and the quality of interaction with their infants, when measured concurrently across an 18‐month period. However, long‐term predictions were poor, as stability of maternal stress and support factors was only moderate. The quality of infants' interactive behavior was also affected by maternal stress and support, but only during the early measurement periods of one and four months. 1984 American Orthopsychiatric Association

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)224-235
Number of pages12
JournalAmerican Journal of Orthopsychiatry
Volume54
Issue number2
DOIs
StatePublished - Apr 1984

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Developmental and Educational Psychology
  • Arts and Humanities (miscellaneous)
  • Psychology (miscellaneous)
  • Psychiatry and Mental health

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