Mothers, Fathers, Families, and Circumstances: Factors Affecting Children's Adjustment

  title={Mothers, Fathers, Families, and Circumstances: Factors Affecting Children's Adjustment},
  author={Michael E. Lamb},
  journal={Applied Developmental Science},
  pages={111 - 98}
  • M. Lamb
  • Published 1 April 2012
  • Psychology
  • Applied Developmental Science
The burgeoning empirical literature exploring the factors accounting for individual differences in psychological adjustment is reviewed. Many studies have shown that adjustment is largely affected by differences in the quality of parenting and parent–child relationships, the quality of the relationships between the parents, and the richness of the economic and social resources available to the family; more recent research signals the importance of congenital differences as well. Dimensions of… 

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