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Parental reports of coparenting and observed coparenting behavior during the toddler period.
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  • James P. McHale
  • Regina Kuersten-Hogan
  • Allison Lauretti
  • Jeffrey L. Rasmussen
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James P. McHale

Document Type
Article
Publication Date
2000
Date Issued
January 2000
Date Available
March 2012
Disciplines
Abstract
Fifty-two married partners played with their 30-month-olds in both dyadic (parent-child) and whole family contexts and reported on their own coparenting activities (family integrity-promoting behavior, conflict, disparagement, and reprimand). Coparenting behavior observed in the whole family context was evaluated for antagonism, warmth and cooperation, child-adult centeredness, balance of positive involvement, and management of toddler behavior. Parallel balance and management scores were also formed using dyadic session data. Men's reported family integrity-promoting activities and women's reported conflict and reprimand activities were reliable correlates of family group process in both bivariate and discriminant analyses, with links enduring even after controlling for marital quality. Whole family- and dyad-based estimates of coparenting were altogether unrelated, and reported coparenting was tied only to behavior in family context, not to family measures created from dyad-based data.
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Abstract only. Full-text article is available only through licensed access provided by the publisher. Published in Journal of Family Psychology, 14(2), 220-236. DOI: 10.1037//0893-3200.14.2.220 Members of the USF System may access the full-text of the article through the authenticated link provided.
Language
en_US
Publisher
American Psychological Association
Creative Commons License
Creative Commons Attribution-Noncommercial-No Derivative Works 4.0
Citation Information
McHale, J. P., Kuersten-Hogan, R., Lauretti, A, & Rasmussen, J.L. (2000). Parental reports of coparenting and observed coparenting behavior during the toddler period. Journal of Family Psychology, 14(2), 220-236. DOI: 10.1037//0893-3200.14.2.220