Tuesday, 5 April 2016

Research Article: Pregnancy Plans of First-time Mothers and Their Children's Outcomes: An Examination of Mechanisms

Amy M. Claridge (Departmentof Family and Consumer Sciences, College of Education and Professional Studies, Central Washington University)

Paper Highlights

  • Unplanned pregnancy of first-time mothers was associated with lower social-emotional competence among three year old children.
  • Mothers' parenting stress at 24 months was a mechanism through which unplanned pregnancy was associated with children's social-emotional competence.
  • Intervention should seek to reduce parenting stress among families experiencing unplanned pregnancy as they may be at-risk for child behavioral problems.

DOI: 10.1002/icd.1962

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