Differences in parenting stress between married and single first time mothers at six to eight weeks after birth.

@article{Copeland2005DifferencesIP,
  title={Differences in parenting stress between married and single first time mothers at six to eight weeks after birth.},
  author={D. B. Copeland and Bonnie Lee Harbaugh},
  journal={Issues in comprehensive pediatric nursing},
  year={2005},
  volume={28 3},
  pages={139-52}
}
Parenting stress has been shown to affect relationships between mothers and their infants. Single mothers may experience more parenting stress due to exposure to stressors that are unique to their environment. The purpose of this secondary analysis was to determine the differences between married and single first-time mothers on the Parenting Stress Index/Short Form (PSI/SF Abidin, 1995). A convenience sample of 22 single and 52 married first-time mothers were recruited from postpartum units in… CONTINUE READING

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