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Hdl Handle:
http://hdl.handle.net/10755/161428
Type:
Presentation
Title:
Parenting Stress, Sense of Competence, and Mood States in Mothers of Twins
Abstract:
Parenting Stress, Sense of Competence, and Mood States in Mothers of Twins
Conference Sponsor:Midwest Nursing Research Society
Conference Year:2003
Author:Damato, Elizabeth
Contact Address:Frances Payne Bolton SON, 34 Steepleview Drive, Hudson, OH, 44236, USA
PURPOSE: While the physiologic risks of twin pregnancy are well known, the psychosocial impact upon the mother is not well documented. Childrearing demands of twins are exceptionally high and may pose unique challenges that mothers may not have anticipated. The purpose of this study was to examine whether parenting stress, sense of competence, and social support predicted maternal mood in mothers of twins less than 2 years of age. FRAMEWORK: Previous research in mothers of singletons has found that childrearing makes greater demands on maternal mental health than the birth itself. Beck (2002) reports that childcare stress and social support have medium effect sizes as predictors of postpartum depression. Maternal sense of competence may overcome the frustration that these mothers experience due to work overload. SAMPLE: The sample consisted of 143 mothers of twins recruited from a national mother of twins support group. METHODS: Instruments included the Multiple Affect Adjective Check-List Revised, the Parenting Distress subscale of the Parenting Stress Index, the efficacy and satisfaction subscales of the Parenting Sense of Competence Scale, the Instrumental & Subjective Support scales from the Duke Social Support Index, and a demographic data tool. Data were collected via mailed questionnaire. RESULTS: The study variables explained 42.5% of the variance in positive mood and 22.4% of the variance in negative mood. Women with lower level of parenting distress and higher reported efficacy on the parenting sense of competence scale reported more positive mood. Women with lower satisfaction on the parenting sense of competence scale reported more negative mood. CONCLUSION: Parenting stress and parenting sense of competence influence mood states in mothers of young twins. Nursing interventions that decrease parenting stress and increase sense of competence can be developed to promote positive psychological adjustment in mothers of twins. AN: MN030255
Repository Posting Date:
26-Oct-2011
Date of Publication:
17-Oct-2011
Sponsors:
Midwest Nursing Research Society

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dc.typePresentationen_GB
dc.titleParenting Stress, Sense of Competence, and Mood States in Mothers of Twinsen_GB
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10755/161428-
dc.description.abstract<table><tr><td colspan="2" class="item-title">Parenting Stress, Sense of Competence, and Mood States in Mothers of Twins </td></tr><tr class="item-sponsor"><td class="label">Conference Sponsor:</td><td class="value">Midwest Nursing Research Society</td></tr><tr class="item-year"><td class="label">Conference Year:</td><td class="value">2003</td></tr><tr class="item-author"><td class="label">Author:</td><td class="value">Damato, Elizabeth</td></tr><tr class="item-address"><td class="label">Contact Address:</td><td class="value">Frances Payne Bolton SON, 34 Steepleview Drive, Hudson, OH, 44236, USA</td></tr><tr><td colspan="2" class="item-abstract">PURPOSE: While the physiologic risks of twin pregnancy are well known, the psychosocial impact upon the mother is not well documented. Childrearing demands of twins are exceptionally high and may pose unique challenges that mothers may not have anticipated. The purpose of this study was to examine whether parenting stress, sense of competence, and social support predicted maternal mood in mothers of twins less than 2 years of age. FRAMEWORK: Previous research in mothers of singletons has found that childrearing makes greater demands on maternal mental health than the birth itself. Beck (2002) reports that childcare stress and social support have medium effect sizes as predictors of postpartum depression. Maternal sense of competence may overcome the frustration that these mothers experience due to work overload. SAMPLE: The sample consisted of 143 mothers of twins recruited from a national mother of twins support group. METHODS: Instruments included the Multiple Affect Adjective Check-List Revised, the Parenting Distress subscale of the Parenting Stress Index, the efficacy and satisfaction subscales of the Parenting Sense of Competence Scale, the Instrumental &amp; Subjective Support scales from the Duke Social Support Index, and a demographic data tool. Data were collected via mailed questionnaire. RESULTS: The study variables explained 42.5% of the variance in positive mood and 22.4% of the variance in negative mood. Women with lower level of parenting distress and higher reported efficacy on the parenting sense of competence scale reported more positive mood. Women with lower satisfaction on the parenting sense of competence scale reported more negative mood. CONCLUSION: Parenting stress and parenting sense of competence influence mood states in mothers of young twins. Nursing interventions that decrease parenting stress and increase sense of competence can be developed to promote positive psychological adjustment in mothers of twins. AN: MN030255</td></tr></table>en_GB
dc.date.available2011-10-26T23:21:11Z-
dc.date.issued2011-10-17en_GB
dc.date.accessioned2011-10-26T23:21:11Z-
dc.description.sponsorshipMidwest Nursing Research Societyen_GB
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