Stepparents and parenting stress: the roles of gender, marital quality, and views about gender roles.

@article{Shapiro2014StepparentsAP,
  title={Stepparents and parenting stress: the roles of gender, marital quality, and views about gender roles.},
  author={Danielle N Shapiro},
  journal={Family process},
  year={2014},
  volume={53 1},
  pages={97-108}
}
Previous research suggests that stepparenting can be stressful, although the mechanisms that contribute to the experience of parenting stress in stepfamilies are less clear. This study examines gender, marital quality, and views about gendered family roles as correlates of parenting stress among 310 stepmothers, stepfathers, and biological mothers and fathers. Findings suggest that stepparents, and especially stepmothers, experience higher levels of parenting stress than biological parents… CONTINUE READING
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