Transitions to parenthood: his, hers, and theirs.

@article{Cowan1985TransitionsTP,
  title={Transitions to parenthood: his, hers, and theirs.},
  author={Carolyn Pape Cowan and Philip A. Cowan and George Oakley Heming and Elizabeth Haid Garrett and William S. Coysh and H Curtis-boles and A. J. Boles},
  journal={Journal of family issues},
  year={1985},
  volume={6 4},
  pages={
          451-81
        }
}
This study explores marital processes that may underlie the apparent decline in satisfaction with marriage in partners becoming parents for the 1st time. The study assessed 47 couples expecting a 1st child and 15 couples not yet decided about having a child at pretest, post 1 (6 months post partum of 9 months after pretest) and post 2 (18 months postpartum or 21 months after pretest). Questionnaires examined: 1) psychological sense of self; 2) partners' role arrangements and communication; 3… CONTINUE READING
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