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Hdl Handle:
http://hdl.handle.net/10755/156840
Type:
Presentation
Title:
Transition to Parenthood in the Norwegian Family
Abstract:
Transition to Parenthood in the Norwegian Family
Conference Sponsor:Sigma Theta Tau International
Conference Year:2001
Conference Date:June, 2001
Author:Lorensen, Margarethe, PhD
P.I. Institution Name:University of Oslo
Title:Professor of Nursing Science
Family interaction during pregnancy and the transition to parenthood creates the social environment in which the fetus becomes part of the family, family relationships and roles are reorganized, and the infant’s temperament appears. The purpose of this study was to examine the relationships among family dynamics, parental-fetal attachment, and infant temperament across the transition to parenthood. A sample of 230 mother-father pairs in Oslo, Norway completed the Family Dynamics Measure and the Maternal/Paternal Fetal Attachment Scale during the third trimester of pregnancy. When the infant was 8-9 months old, mothers and fathers (n=140 couples) again completed the Family Dynamics Measure. The mother completed the Revised Infant Temperament Questionnaire as well. Mothers reported negative changes in 4 of the 6 dimensions of family dynamics 7-9 months after the infant’s birth, with role conflict as the largest change. Fathers perceived no changes in family dynamics. At both data collection times, mothers reported greater mutuality, individuation, clearer communication, and role conflict than their partners. Families expecting their first infant had more positive family dynamics than families expecting a second infant. Neither parental-fetal attachment at the third trimester, nor infant temperament was related to family dynamics over the transition to parenthood. Mothers reported greater attachment than fathers.
Repository Posting Date:
26-Oct-2011
Date of Publication:
Jun-2001
Sponsors:
Sigma Theta Tau International

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dc.typePresentationen_GB
dc.titleTransition to Parenthood in the Norwegian Familyen_GB
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10755/156840-
dc.description.abstract<table><tr><td colspan="2" class="item-title">Transition to Parenthood in the Norwegian Family</td></tr><tr class="item-sponsor"><td class="label">Conference Sponsor:</td><td class="value">Sigma Theta Tau International</td></tr><tr class="item-year"><td class="label">Conference Year:</td><td class="value">2001</td></tr><tr class="item-conference-date"><td class="label">Conference Date:</td><td class="value">June, 2001</td></tr><tr class="item-author"><td class="label">Author:</td><td class="value">Lorensen, Margarethe, PhD</td></tr><tr class="item-institute"><td class="label">P.I. Institution Name:</td><td class="value">University of Oslo</td></tr><tr class="item-author-title"><td class="label">Title:</td><td class="value">Professor of Nursing Science</td></tr><tr class="item-email"><td class="label">Email:</td><td class="value">lorensen@ulrik.uio.no</td></tr><tr><td colspan="2" class="item-abstract">Family interaction during pregnancy and the transition to parenthood creates the social environment in which the fetus becomes part of the family, family relationships and roles are reorganized, and the infant&rsquo;s temperament appears. The purpose of this study was to examine the relationships among family dynamics, parental-fetal attachment, and infant temperament across the transition to parenthood. A sample of 230 mother-father pairs in Oslo, Norway completed the Family Dynamics Measure and the Maternal/Paternal Fetal Attachment Scale during the third trimester of pregnancy. When the infant was 8-9 months old, mothers and fathers (n=140 couples) again completed the Family Dynamics Measure. The mother completed the Revised Infant Temperament Questionnaire as well. Mothers reported negative changes in 4 of the 6 dimensions of family dynamics 7-9 months after the infant&rsquo;s birth, with role conflict as the largest change. Fathers perceived no changes in family dynamics. At both data collection times, mothers reported greater mutuality, individuation, clearer communication, and role conflict than their partners. Families expecting their first infant had more positive family dynamics than families expecting a second infant. Neither parental-fetal attachment at the third trimester, nor infant temperament was related to family dynamics over the transition to parenthood. Mothers reported greater attachment than fathers.</td></tr></table>en_GB
dc.date.available2011-10-26T15:11:25Z-
dc.date.issued2001-06en_GB
dc.date.accessioned2011-10-26T15:11:25Z-
dc.description.sponsorshipSigma Theta Tau Internationalen_GB
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