Maternal gatekeeping, coparenting quality, and fathering behavior in families with infants.

@article{SchoppeSullivan2008MaternalGC,
  title={Maternal gatekeeping, coparenting quality, and fathering behavior in families with infants.},
  author={Sarah J. Schoppe‐Sullivan and Geoffrey L. Brown and Elizabeth A. Cannon and Sarah C. Mangelsdorf and Margaret Szewczyk Sokolowski},
  journal={Journal of family psychology : JFP : journal of the Division of Family Psychology of the American Psychological Association},
  year={2008},
  volume={22 3},
  pages={
          389-98
        }
}
The present study examined the role of maternal gatekeeping behavior in relation to fathers' relative involvement and competence in child care in 97 families with infant children. Parents' beliefs about fathers' roles were assessed prior to their infant's birth. Parents' perceptions of maternal gatekeeping behavior (encouragement and criticism) and coparenting relationship quality were assessed at 3.5 months postpartum. The authors assessed fathers' relative involvement and competence in child… 

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