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Violated wishes about division of childcare labor predict early coparenting process during stressful and nonstressful family evaluations.
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  • Inna Khazan
  • James P. McHale
  • Wendy Decourcey
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James P. McHale

Document Type
Article
Publication Date
2008
Date Issued
January 2008
Date Available
January 2012
Disciplines
Abstract
Prior research has indicated that expectant parents overestimate the extent to which fathers will take part in the “work” of parenting, with mothers often becoming disenchanted when these expectations are violated following the baby’s arrival. In this study, we examine the role of violated wishes concerning childcare involvement in accounting for variability in maternal and paternal marital satisfaction, and in early coparenting behavior as assessed during family-interaction sessions. The results indicate possible negative effects of violated wishes on the enacted family process and confirm previous findings regarding the effects of marital satisfaction. In addition, we uncovered differences in the way that violated maternal wishes are related to coparenting during playful and mildly stressful family interactions.
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Abstract only. Full-text article is available only through licensed access provided by the publisher. Published in Infant Mental Health Journal, 29(4), 343-361. doi:10.1002/imhj.20183 Members of the USF System may access the full-text of the article through the authenticated link provided.
Language
en_US
Publisher
John Wiley & Sons
Creative Commons License
Creative Commons Attribution-Noncommercial-No Derivative Works 4.0
Citation Information
Khazan, I., Mchale, J. P., & Decourcey, W. (2008). Violated wishes about division of childcare labor predict early coparenting process during stressful and nonstressful family evaluations. Infant Mental Health Journal, 29(4), 343-361. doi:10.1002/imhj.20183