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A dyadic perspective on gratitude sheds light on both its benefits and its costs: Evidence that low gratitude acts as a "weak link".

J Fam Psychol 2019 Apr 15. Epub 2019 Apr 15.

Department of Psychology.

Research suggests gratitude benefits close relationships. However, relationships involve 2 people, and the interpersonal implications of mismatches in gratitude remain unclear. Is it sufficient for 1 partner to be high in gratitude, or does low gratitude in at least 1 partner act as a "weak link" that disrupts both partners' relational well-being? We asked both members of 120 newlywed couples to report their tendencies to feel and express gratitude for their partner every year for 2 years and their marital satisfaction every 4 months for 3 years. Read More

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Actor-partner examination of daily parenting stress and couple interactions in the context of child autism.

J Fam Psychol 2019 Apr 11. Epub 2019 Apr 11.

Department of Human Development and Family Studies and Waisman Center.

Parents of children with autism spectrum disorder (ASD) are at risk for poor couple relationship quality. The goal of the current study was to understand actor and partner associations between daily level of parenting stress and perceived couple interactions using a 14-day daily diary in 186 families of children with ASD. A comparison group of 182 families of children without a neurodevelopmental disability was included to determine if actor and partner associations differed in a context of child ASD. Read More

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Expectations, experiences, and desires: Mothers' perceptions of the division of caregiving and their postnatal adaptation.

J Fam Psychol 2019 Apr 11. Epub 2019 Apr 11.

Department of Psychology, West Virginia University.

First-time and experienced mothers' prenatal expectations, postnatal experiences, and postnatal desires regarding the division of infant caregiving responsibilities with her partner were examined to explore whether postnatal desires may be a better indicator of mothers' postnatal adaptation (self-efficacy, satisfaction, stress, depressive symptoms, and state anxiety) than prenatal expectations and postnatal experiences. Mothers (N = 132) completed a prenatal questionnaire during their third trimester and a postnatal questionnaire at 8 weeks postpartum. Women's parental status (first-time vs. Read More

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Behind bars but connected to family: Evidence for the benefits of family contact during incarceration.

J Fam Psychol 2019 Apr 11. Epub 2019 Apr 11.

Department of Psychology.

Incarceration separates individuals from their families and communities, strictly limiting and controlling contact with the outside world. Despite these barriers, those who maintain contact with their families during incarceration tend to function more adaptively postrelease. Within a longitudinal framework, the current study examines mechanisms (i. Read More

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Mechanisms underlying exposure to partner violence and children's emotional-behavioral difficulties.

J Fam Psychol 2019 Apr 11. Epub 2019 Apr 11.

Intergenerational Health Group, Murdoch Children's Research Institute.

Intimate partner violence (IPV) between parents can have a serious impact on children's health, well-being, and development. This study aimed to investigate the longitudinal associations between exposure to IPV in the first year postpartum and children's emotional-behavioral well-being at age 10 years, where maternal depressive symptoms and involvement in home learning activities at 4 years mediate this relationship. A second aim was to test for the moderating effects of child gender and economic disadvantage. Read More

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Parents' perceptions of their spouses' parenting and infant temperament as predictors of parenting and coparenting.

J Fam Psychol 2019 Apr 11. Epub 2019 Apr 11.

Department of Human Development and Family Sciences.

The present study examined how mothers' and fathers' perceptions of each others' parenting competence and infant temperament interact to predict each parent's individual behaviors during coparenting (involvement, support, and warmth) and their dyadic child-centered coparenting behavior. Data were obtained from a longitudinal study of 125 families in central Texas over their first 2 years of parenthood. Ratings of infants' temperament were obtained when infants were 6 weeks old. Read More

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April 2019
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Children's emotional and behavioral reactions to interparental aggression: The role of exposure to within-incident, cross-dyad aggression spillover.

J Fam Psychol 2019 Apr 4. Epub 2019 Apr 4.

Department of Psychology.

Despite children's frequent exposure to psychological and physical intimate partner aggression (IPA) and associated long-term consequences, little is known about children's immediate, within-incident reactions to IPA. Additionally, differences in reactions to IPA based on exposure to within-incident "spillover" of aggression across interparental and parent-child dyads have previously remained unexamined. Parents of children age 2. Read More

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April 2019
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Familism, sibling relationship qualities, and sibling sex constellation as predictors of alcohol use among Mexican-origin adolescents.

J Fam Psychol 2019 Mar 25. Epub 2019 Mar 25.

Department of Psychology.

Sibling relationship qualities and traditional family values (i.e., familism) are contextual factors relevant for early substance use risk among Mexican-origin adolescents. Read More

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March 2019
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Attachment behavior and hostility as explanatory factors linking parent-adolescent conflict and adolescent adjustment.

J Fam Psychol 2019 Mar 21. Epub 2019 Mar 21.

Department of Educational Psychology, University of Nebraska-Lincoln.

This study examined whether adolescents' behavior in a support-seeking context helped to explain associations between increases in mother-adolescent conflict during early adolescence and changes in adolescents' internalizing and externalizing symptoms. A sample of 194 adolescents aged 12 to 14 (51% female) and their mothers were followed over 1 year. Mother-adolescent pairs participated in a speech task introducing an external social stressor into the parent-child relationship. Read More

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Self-determination theory and food-related parenting: The parent socioemotional context of feeding questionnaire.

J Fam Psychol 2019 Mar 14. Epub 2019 Mar 14.

School of Applied Psychology.

There has been wide application of Self-Determination Theory (SDT) to understanding motivation and regulation of eating and weight. Yet, there are no measures of the socioemotional-contextual family conditions in the eating domain, which are identified in SDT and should influence development of eating behavior in young children. Two studies were conducted to develop and validate a measure to assess the SDT socioemotional-contextual dimensions of food-related parenting. Read More

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Children's affective and arousal responses to live interparental conflict: Links with appraisals.

J Fam Psychol 2019 Mar 14. Epub 2019 Mar 14.

Department of Psychological Science.

While previous research has consistently found that negative forms of interparental conflict predict poorer outcomes in children, less is known about children's immediate responses to conflict. In a sample of 101 children (9-11 years of age) and their parents, we used a novel methodological approach to examine children's affect and perceived arousal responses to a live conflict between their parents in the lab. In addition, we examined children's self-reported cognitions regarding interparental conflict as predictors of these affect and perceived arousal responses. Read More

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Stepfathers' affinity-seeking with stepchildren, stepfather-stepchild relationship quality, marital quality, and stepfamily cohesion among stepfathers and mothers.

J Fam Psychol 2019 Mar 14. Epub 2019 Mar 14.

Department of Human Development and Family Science.

Because of the potential stepparent-stepchild relationships have for tension and conflict, clinicians have identified the development of a positive stepparent-stepchild connection as one of the major tasks of stepfamily life. Stepparents often are advised to focus initially on developing friendships with stepchildren, or seeking affinity with them, particularly early in the life of the relationship. Both family systems theory and evolutionary theory suggest that stepparents' affinity-seeking behaviors are related to the quality and functioning of other stepfamily dyads, such as couple relationships, and the whole stepfamily. Read More

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March 2019
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Effects of a two-generation human capital program on low-income parents' education, employment, and psychological wellbeing.

J Fam Psychol 2019 Mar 7. Epub 2019 Mar 7.

Department of Human Development and Family Science, University of Oklahoma at Tulsa.

Two-generation human capital programs for families provide education and workforce training for parents simultaneously with education for children. This study uses a quasi-experimental design to examine the effects of a model two-generation program, CareerAdvance, which recruits parents of children enrolled in Head Start into a health care workforce training program. After 1 year, CareerAdvance parents demonstrated higher rates of certification and employment in the health care sector than did matched-comparison parents whose children were also in Head Start. Read More

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March 2019
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Benevolent Childhood Experiences (BCEs) in homeless parents: A validation and replication study.

J Fam Psychol 2019 Feb 28. Epub 2019 Feb 28.

Institute of Child Development, University of Minnesota, Twin Cities.

This study extends the validity and replicability of the Benevolent Childhood Experiences (BCEs) scale, a novel instrument for adults with childhood adversity. The BCEs scale assesses 10 favorable childhood experiences, yielding a total score similar to the Adverse Childhood Experiences (ACEs) scale (Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, 2017; Felitti et al., 1998). Read More

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February 2019
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Associations between father availability, mealtime distractions and routines, and maternal feeding responsiveness: An observational study.

J Fam Psychol 2019 Feb 28. Epub 2019 Feb 28.

Family Resiliency Center, Department of Human Development and Family Studies, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign.

Responsive feeding and frequency of family mealtimes are related to healthier eating behaviors and weight outcomes in children and adolescents. Distractions at mealtimes are related to greater intake of unhealthy food and a less positive mealtime emotional climate. However, there is little understanding of the effects of routines and father availability on distractions at family meals, and there is limited research investigating the effects of distractions among all family members on maternal feeding practices in toddlerhood. Read More

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February 2019
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The effect of stress on empathic accuracy in romantic couples.

J Fam Psychol 2019 Apr 28;33(3):327-337. Epub 2019 Feb 28.

Department of Psychology, University of Utah.

Accurately understanding the thoughts and feelings of romantic partners, termed empathic accuracy, is critical for optimal relationship functioning. Empathic failure is linked to common reasons couples seek therapy (Doss, Simpson, & Christensen, 2004; Jacobson & Christensen, 1996) and is either implicitly or explicitly a target of many couple therapies (e.g. Read More

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April 2019
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Adverse childhood experiences and prenatal mental health: Type of ACEs and age of maltreatment onset.

J Fam Psychol 2019 Apr 25;33(3):304-314. Epub 2019 Feb 25.

Department of Psychiatry/Child Trauma Research Program, University of California, San Francisco.

Childhood adversity can have long-term deleterious effects on adulthood mental health outcomes, but more research is needed examining how type and timing of childhood adversity affect mental health specifically during pregnancy. The current study examined the effects of total adverse childhood experiences (ACEs) on depression and posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD) symptoms during pregnancy, unpacked effects of total adversity into childhood maltreatment versus family dysfunction experiences, and assessed age of onset effects of child maltreatment-specific experiences. Participants were 101 low-income pregnant women (M = 29. Read More

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April 2019
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(Eventual) stability and change across partnerships.

J Fam Psychol 2019 Feb 25. Epub 2019 Feb 25.

Department of Psychology, Friedrich-Schiller- Universität Jena.

Does a new partnership differ from its preceding one? This study investigates whether relationship dynamics change as people transition from 1 partnership to another and examines a number of predictors that might explain variation in change trajectories. We draw on data gathered from 554 focal participants in the German Family Panel (pairfam) study surveyed at 4 time points spanning 2 intimate unions to answer these questions. Latent change score modeling results showed eventual stability in 5 of 7 constructs under investigation. Read More

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February 2019
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Maternal stress, sleep, and parenting.

J Fam Psychol 2019 Apr 14;33(3):349-359. Epub 2019 Feb 14.

Department of Psychological and Brain Sciences, University of Massachusetts Amherst.

Associations between stress, sleep, and functioning have been well-established in the general adult population, but not as well-established in the specific subpopulation of interest here-parents. To advance understanding of how maternal sleep is linked with both mothers' experiences of stress and their parenting, this study used actigraphic and mother-report measures of sleep, observed and mother reports of parenting, and measures of multiple stressors of relevance. In a community sample of mothers of toddlers (N = 314; child age M = 2. Read More

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April 2019
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Anxiety, depression, dyadic adjustment, and attachment to the fetus in pregnancy: Actor-partner interdependence mediation analysis.

J Fam Psychol 2019 Apr 14;33(3):294-303. Epub 2019 Feb 14.

Departamento de Psicologia.

Perinatal research has focused essentially on maternal outcomes leaving paternal outcomes unexplored. This cross-sectional study aimed to explore the intrapersonal and interpersonal effects of mothers' and fathers' anxiety and depressive symptoms on their own and their partners' antenatal attachment to the fetus. Additionally, it aimed to explore the mediating role of dyadic adjustment on these associations. Read More

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April 2019
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Beyond destructive conflict: Implications of marital tension for marital well-being.

J Fam Psychol 2019 Feb 14. Epub 2019 Feb 14.

Survey Research Center, Institute for Social Research, University of Michigan.

The present study expanded upon existing literature to investigate a broader construct of negativity, marital tension, and its implications for marital well-being across the early years of marriage. Marital tension captures feelings of irritation, resentment, and disappointment surrounding the relationship, and is distinct from conflict and specific conflict strategies. Longitudinal data spanning 16 years from the Early Years of Marriage Study (n = 373 couples) were analyzed using actor-partner interdependence models. Read More

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February 2019
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Family-friendly for her, longer hours for him: Actor-partner model linking work-family environment to work-family interference.

J Fam Psychol 2019 Feb 14. Epub 2019 Feb 14.

Department of Human Development and Family Studies, The Pennsylvania State University.

Supportive work-family environments are associated with lower levels of perceived work-to-family interference (WFI; Kelly et al., 2014), but we know little about the mechanisms underlying this linkage. Nor is much known about the larger family contexts within which these processes take place, including crossover effects of spouses' work on one another's WFI (Westman, 2001). Read More

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February 2019

Perceived relationship support moderates the association of contextual stress with inflammation among African Americans.

J Fam Psychol 2019 Apr 11;33(3):338-348. Epub 2019 Feb 11.

Department of Psychiatry, University of Iowa.

We followed 402 African American young adults from ages 24 to 29, a period of emerging committed relationships, to examine the association of contextual stress (CS), for example, experiences of financial strain, victimization, and racial discrimination, with inflammation, and to test predictions that greater perceived relationship warmth and support (PRWS) at age 29 would moderate the association between earlier CS and inflammation, using a multiplex assessment of cytokines to construct an index of the ratio between predominantly proinflammatory cytokines versus predominantly anti-inflammatory cytokines. CS experienced at age 24 was associated with greater inflammation at age 29 in the full sample (b = .112, p = . Read More

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April 2019
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The development of internalizing problems in early childhood: The importance of sibling clustering.

J Fam Psychol 2019 Feb 11. Epub 2019 Feb 11.

Department of Applied Psychology and Human Development, University of Toronto.

Within family sibling clustering of internalizing problems is examined during the early childhood period. Sibling clustering, the ongoing sibling similarity in internalizing problems, may be a result of heritability of internalizing problems, as well as shared environmental effects. Clustering may also result from the time-varying influence of sibling socialization, where 1 sibling is teaching or modeling internalizing problems to the other sibling. Read More

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February 2019
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Mothers' real-time emotion as a function of attachment and proximity to their children.

J Fam Psychol 2019 Feb 11. Epub 2019 Feb 11.

Department of Psychological Science, University of California, Irvine.

Building on established links between attachment insecurity and maladaptive emotion regulation, here we examine whether traitlike attachment style predicts individual differences in mothers' emotions in situations with and without their children. Using ecological momentary assessment (EMA), we measured the real-time positive and negative emotions of 145 mothers of young children across a 10-day period, with self-reported attachment and presence of children as predictors of individual differences in emotion. Attachment anxiety was associated with more negative emotion and attachment avoidance was associated with less positive emotion. Read More

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February 2019
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Pulling away: Links among disengaged couple communication, relationship distress, and depressive symptoms.

J Fam Psychol 2019 Apr 11;33(3):280-293. Epub 2019 Feb 11.

Clinical Psychology, Loyola University of Maryland.

Interpersonal theories of depression suggest that how couples communicate helps to explain bidirectional links between depressive symptoms and relationship distress. Disengaged and aversive couple communication should help explain these links. However, most research examining associations among couple communication, depressive symptoms and relationship distress have focused on aversive communication behaviors. Read More

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April 2019
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A dyadic mediation study on social support, coping, and stress among couples starting fertility treatment.

J Fam Psychol 2019 Apr 7;33(3):315-326. Epub 2019 Feb 7.

Department of Psychology.

This study adopted a dyadic approach to explore the associations between social support and stress as mediated by coping among infertile couples. All these variables were infertility-specific. A total of 201 couples starting their first assisted reproductive technology (ART) treatment completed self-reports of infertility-specific support from spouse and from social network, infertility-related coping with four strategies (active-avoidance, active-confronting, passive-avoidance, and meaning-based), and infertility stress. Read More

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April 2019
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Personal well-being across the transition to marriage equality: A longitudinal analysis.

J Fam Psychol 2019 Feb 7. Epub 2019 Feb 7.

Department of Human Development and Family Studies, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign.

We examined the ways that federal, state, and local marriage recognition influence multiple domains of personal well-being of individuals in same-sex (n = 279) and different-sex (n = 266) relationships. Longitudinal data were collected across the transition to marriage equality (i.e. Read More

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February 2019

Facilitating autonomy in interdependent relationships: Invisible support facilitates highly avoidant individuals' autonomy.

J Fam Psychol 2019 Mar 7;33(2):154-165. Epub 2019 Feb 7.

Department of Psychology, Victoria University of Wellington.

Maintaining autonomy in interdependent relationships is challenging, particularly for people high in attachment avoidance, who prioritize independence. Invisible support involves indirect, subtle behaviors that minimize the salience of dependence and encourage self-driven problem solving and thus should facilitate autonomy. The current research tested whether partners' invisible support during couples' discussions of personal goals (N = 200 dyadic discussions) facilitated goal-related autonomy immediately and across time for recipients high in attachment avoidance. Read More

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March 2019
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Parental autonomy support, grit, and psychological adjustment in Chinese adolescents from divorced families.

J Fam Psychol 2019 Feb 7. Epub 2019 Feb 7.

Department of Developmental Psychology and Socialization.

A large body of research has shown that parental divorce is linked to youths' psychological adjustment in Western societies, but less is known about how this life event may impact on adolescents living in the Chinese cultural context, which highlights losing face and dignity. The current study aimed to examine the relationship between parental autonomy support and psychological adjustment in middle to late adolescents from divorced and intact families in China, postulating moderation by grit. Participants were 210 adolescents (67. Read More

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February 2019
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Parenting in context: Marital adjustment, parent affect, and child temperament in complex families.

J Fam Psychol 2019 Feb 7. Epub 2019 Feb 7.

Waisman Center, University of Wisconsin-Madison.

The parent-child relationship impacts many later social and cognitive outcomes. The current study compared correlates of mother versus father dyadic interactions with their twin children in 503 families at 36 months of age. Measures included parent reported child temperament, observed parents' marital quality and affect, and parents' sensitivity, responsivity, and growth fostering with their children. Read More

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February 2019
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The influence of parenting and temperament on empathy development in toddlers.

J Fam Psychol 2019 Feb 7. Epub 2019 Feb 7.

Department of Psychology.

Empathy is a critical ability in developing relationships, and deficits in empathy have been associated with various maladaptive social outcomes. Although specific parenting styles and behaviors (including warmth and reasoning) are expected to be related to the development of child empathy, these may function differently for children with an inhibited temperament. Children with an inhibited temperament, who are at risk for developing an anxiety disorder, may also struggle with expressing empathic behaviors. Read More

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February 2019
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Latent profiles of postdivorce parenting time, conflict, and quality: Children's adjustment associations.

J Fam Psychol 2019 Feb 7. Epub 2019 Feb 7.

School of Family Life, Brigham Young University.

Parenting time, interparental conflict, and the quality of parenting a child experiences in the postdivorce family environment have complex relations with child adjustment outcomes. Using person-centered latent profile analyses, the present study examined (a) separate profiles of mothers' (N = 472) and fathers' (N = 353) parenting time, interparental conflict, and quality of parenting following divorce; and (b) associations of mother and father profiles with concurrent child outcomes (48% female, 3- to 18-years-old) as well as child outcomes 3 and 10 months later. Mother and father profiles were primarily differentiated by levels of parenting time and quality of parenting, respectively. Read More

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February 2019
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Interparental conflict moderates the association between neighborhood stress and adolescent health.

J Fam Psychol 2019 Mar 4;33(2):253-258. Epub 2019 Feb 4.

Department of Psychology.

Extensive research has linked neighborhood stress with poorer adolescent physical health, but there are individual differences in this association. There is robust evidence that qualities of family relationships, and particularly interparental conflict, can buffer or exacerbate the effects of neighborhood characteristics on development. The goal of this study was to examine interactions between perceived neighborhood stress and marital conflict in relation to reported adolescent health. Read More

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March 2019
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The longitudinal and bidirectional relationships between cooperative coparenting and child behavioral problems in low-income, unmarried families.

J Fam Psychol 2019 Mar 31;33(2):203-214. Epub 2019 Jan 31.

Department of Child, Youth, and Family Studies, University of Nebraska-Lincoln.

The coparenting subsystem is important for the psychosocial development of young children. In this article, we used cross-lagged structural equation modeling to assess the bidirectional relations between unmarried parents' cooperative coparenting and their children's behavioral problems. Using a subsample of 788 dyads of poor, unmarried parents and their children from the Fragile Families and Child Wellbeing data, we examined trends in coparenting and behavioral problems over time (in children ages 1, 3, 5, and 9 years) and the reciprocal effects between these 2 variables. Read More

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March 2019
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The association of disordered eating and sexual health with relationship satisfaction in female service members/veterans.

J Fam Psychol 2019 Mar 31;33(2):176-182. Epub 2019 Jan 31.

OEF/OIF Integrated Care Clinic, San Francisco VA Medical Center.

Low relationship satisfaction is associated with mental health disorders in service members/veterans (SM/Vs), yet eating disordered behavior (EDB) and sexual function and satisfaction in SM/Vs are understudied. Those with EDB may experience bodily discomfort that may be associated with low relationship satisfaction because of avoidance of physical contact and intimacy, suggesting that sexual satisfaction and function may modify the association of EDB and relationship satisfaction. As the majority of female SM/Vs are partnered, it is imperative to study the association of sexual function and satisfaction with EDB and relationship satisfaction. Read More

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March 2019
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Parents' child-related schemas: Associations with children's asthma and mental health.

J Fam Psychol 2019 Apr 17;33(3):270-279. Epub 2019 Jan 17.

Department of Human Development and Family Studies, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign.

The parent-child relationship, a key dyad of the family, can influence disease-related and psychological processes in children with asthma. Although the critical role of parenting behaviors in asthma outcomes is well established, less is known about the attitudes and beliefs underlying parents' interactions with their children and how those attitudes may relate to asthma outcomes. Thus, this study aimed to identify profiles of parents' schemas pertaining to their children with asthma and examine whether child mental and physical health outcomes differed by profile membership. Read More

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April 2019
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Intergenerational continuity and stability in early family formation.

J Fam Psychol 2019 Apr 10;33(3):370-379. Epub 2019 Jan 10.

Department of Psychological and Brain Sciences, Indiana University.

This study examines intergenerational continuity (mean level similarity) and stability (maintenance of rank ordering of individuals) in age and marital status at the time of becoming a young parent using prospective data from 3 generations of 585 families. G2 participants were recruited at the age of 5 years and followed until the age of 28, by which time 227 had become parents themselves. The findings suggest that despite dramatic intergenerational discontinuities with young adults, on average, now being more likely to be unmarried and older at the time of becoming parents than in previous generations, intergenerational stability in age and marital status at the time of becoming a young parent is still substantial. Read More

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http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC6449194PMC
April 2019
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Objectively assessed prospective memory failures and diurnal cortisol secretion in caregivers of children with ASD.

J Fam Psychol 2019 Mar 7;33(2):246-252. Epub 2019 Jan 7.

Department of Psychology.

Caregivers of children with autism spectrum disorder (ASD) self-report more prospective memory (PM) failures compared with controls. Subjective and objective measures of PM, however, tend to be poorly correlated. This study therefore explored the cognitive impact of caring for a child with ASD using the Cambridge Prospective Memory Test (CAMPROMPT), a more objective, performance-based assessment of PM failures. Read More

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March 2019
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Understanding how emerging same-sex couples make meaning of minority stress: A narrative approach.

J Fam Psychol 2019 Mar 7;33(2):183-193. Epub 2019 Jan 7.

Sociology/Health Equity Institute, San Francisco State University.

Minority stress-in the form of experiences of prejudice and discrimination-can have negative consequences on individuals in same-sex relationships. However, little is known about the ways in which members of same-sex couples make meaning of minority stress, especially in the context of newly formed relationships that may be most vulnerable to minority stressors. The present study draws upon emerging understandings of couple-level minority stress to investigate the ways in which newly formed same-sex couples make meaning of their minority stress experiences jointly as a couple. Read More

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http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC6389438PMC
March 2019
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Maternal emotion, motivation, and regulation during real-world parenting challenges.

J Fam Psychol 2019 Feb 7;33(1):109-120. Epub 2019 Jan 7.

Department of Human Development & Family Studies, The Pennsylvania State University.

Parenting is emotionally evocative, and parental emotions have implications for parenting behavior. We used experience sampling methodology to capture mothers' experiences and emotions in the context of real-world, day-to-day parenting challenges. Mothers (N = 55) of 14- to 24-month-olds participated in 4 phone interviews per day for 6 days in which they reported on their momentary emotions, motivational states (i. Read More

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http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC6355339PMC
February 2019
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Predictors of parenting intentions among childless lesbian, gay, and heterosexual adults.

J Fam Psychol 2019 Mar 27;33(2):194-202. Epub 2018 Dec 27.

Department of Psychology.

Disparities in the intention to parent have been found for lesbian and gay individuals compared with heterosexual individuals, but little is known about what social contexts predict these differences. Qualities of family relationships, friendships, and romantic relationships may all play a role, but these have not been studied as a function of sexual orientation. Using a large national sample of adults in the United States, this study explored intentions for parenthood, ideal family size, and predictors of parenting intentions as a function of gender and sexual orientation. Read More

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March 2019
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Coparenting and parenting pathways from the couple relationship to children's behavior problems.

J Fam Psychol 2019 Mar 27;33(2):215-225. Epub 2018 Dec 27.

MRC/CSO Social and Public Health Sciences Unit, College of Medical, Veterinary & Life Sciences, University of Glasgow.

Although an extensive literature has linked couple conflict with the development of children's externalizing behavior problems, longer term protective effects of positive dimensions of couple relationships on children's externalizing behavior remain understudied, particularly in relation to underlying mechanisms. Supportiveness in the dyadic couple relationship may enhance mothers' and fathers' individual parenting skills and protect against children's behavior problems, but the contribution of coparenting (couples' support for one another's individual parenting) remains unclear. This observational study investigated associations between couple supportiveness in children's infancy and middle childhood externalizing problems, exploring pathways involving coparenting and/or mothers' and fathers' individual parenting using data from the U. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1037/fam0000492DOI Listing
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC6388648PMC
March 2019
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Adolescent sleep quality mediates family chaos and adolescent mental health: A daily diary-based study.

J Fam Psychol 2019 Apr 27;33(3):259-269. Epub 2018 Dec 27.

Department of Psychiatry.

The aim of the current study was to examine adolescents' sleep duration and quality as potential mediators of the association between chaotic and disorganized family environments and adolescent anxiety and depressive symptoms. A total of 193 adolescent (ages 14-17; = 15.7 years old, = . Read More

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April 2019
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Cross-day influences between couple closeness and coparenting support among new parents.

J Fam Psychol 2019 Apr 20;33(3):360-369. Epub 2018 Dec 20.

Prevention Research Center.

The couple and coparenting relationships are demonstrated to be prospectively and bidirectionally associated over months to years during the early parenting years. However, little is known about these associations at the daily level within the first year of parenthood, when coparenting first emerges. The goal of the current study was to examine the association between couples' daily feelings of relationship closeness and coparenting support in first-time parents and determine directionality of these effects using a dyadic daily diary design. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1037/fam0000489DOI Listing
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC6449211PMC
April 2019
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Relationship quality from pre- to postplacement in adoptive couples.

J Fam Psychol 2019 Feb 20;33(1):64-76. Epub 2018 Dec 20.

School of Nursing.

Although there is an extensive research literature examining the change in relationship quality of birth parents during the transition to parenthood, there is comparatively less work on how the relationship of adoptive parents fares from pre- to postplacement of the adopted child. In the current study, we examine the relationship quality (global satisfaction, feelings of love, feelings of ambivalence) of 127 adoptive parents across the transition from preplacement to approximately 6 months postplacement of the adopted child. Following the vulnerability-stress-adaptation (VSA) model of marital quality and stability, we examined various intrapersonal vulnerability factors, couple adaptive processes, and stressful factors primarily related to the adoption process as predictors of relationship quality across 3 waves (4 to 6 weeks prior to placement of the adopted child, 4 to 6 weeks postplacement of the adopted child in the home, and 5 to 6 months post-postplacement). Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1037/fam0000456DOI Listing
February 2019
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"Marriage improves neuroticism in Chinese newlyweds: Communication and marital affect as mediators": Correction to Tong et al. (2018).

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J Fam Psychol 2019 Feb 13;33(1):22. Epub 2018 Dec 13.

Reports an error in "Marriage improves neuroticism in Chinese newlyweds: Communication and marital affect as mediators" by Wei Tong, Ping Li, Nan Zhou, Qiong He, Xiaoyan Ju, Jing Lan, Xiaomin Li and Xiaoyi Fang (, 2018[Oct], Vol 32[7], 986-991). In the original article, a funding source was unintentionally omitted from the author note. The omitted acknowledgement should have read "This research was supported by National Natural Science Foundation of China Grant 31571157 to Xiaoyi Fang. Read More

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February 2019
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Making meaning from money: Subjective social status and young children's behavior problems.

J Fam Psychol 2019 Mar 13;33(2):240-245. Epub 2018 Dec 13.

Department of Psychology.

While early exposure to poverty has been linked to decrements in children's behavior through underlying pathways of parenting stress and depression, extant research has typically relied on the use of objective measures of socioeconomic status (SES) to test these associations. However, children's development may be shaped by the ways that parents perceive social class, which may operate independently and differentially from objective SES. Using structural equation modeling, the present study explores relationships between parents' ratings of subjective social status (SSS), objective indicators of SES (income-to-needs ratio, education, employment status), and young children's (ages 0-3) behavior problems among 173 low-income families living in an urban area in the northeast United States. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1037/fam0000487DOI Listing
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC6389406PMC
March 2019
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Longitudinal associations of family stressors, fathers' warmth, and Korean children's externalizing behaviors.

J Fam Psychol 2018 Dec;32(8):1036-1045

Department of Human Development and Family Studies.

This study examined the indirect mechanisms linking family stressors (i.e., negative family life events, paternal psychological distress, and couple conflict) to children's later externalizing behavior problems through fathers' warm parenting behaviors among Korean families. Read More

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December 2018
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Parental relationship stability and parent-adult child relationships in stepfamilies: A test of alternative models.

J Fam Psychol 2019 Mar 29;33(2):143-153. Epub 2018 Nov 29.

Department of Family Science and Human Development, Montclair State University.

Stepfamily relationships remain important over the life course to both children and parents. Unfortunately, limitations in availability of longitudinal data that include useful measures of stepfamily relations remain, thereby scholars must rely mostly on cross-sectional examinations. As a way to more rigorously test some of the mixed cross-sectional findings related to the links among stepcouple stability and parent-adult child relationships (closeness, involvement) for three parent-child subsystems (mother-child, father-child, stepparent-child), we used an alternative modeling strategy to test three plausible models. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1037/fam0000481DOI Listing
March 2019
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