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Studies

MacBeth-Williams et al. (1987): study CA 1977

Publication

Author(s):
MacBeth-Williams, T.; Gotowiec, A.; Joy, L.A.; Travis, L.
Title:
Transition to Motherhood: A Longitudinal Study.
Source:
Infant Mental Health Journal, 1987, Vol. 8, 251 - 265

Investigation

Public:
Mothers followed from 1 month before birth of first child to 2 years after, Canada, 1997-1980
Survey name:
Unnamed study
Sample:
Non-probability sample (unspecified)
Respondents:
N = 489
Non Response:
Assessment:
Questionnaire: paper

Happiness Measure(s) and Distributional Findings

Full text:
Selfreport on multiple questions about emotions in general

Items not reported
Scale range not reported
Classification:
A-AOL-g-mq-?-*-a
Author's label:
Emotional State (MOT)
Remarks:
Referred to as 'happiness' in paper
Assessed at
T1: at 8 moth pregnancy (PNEMOT)
T2: 1 month post-partum (PPEMOT)
T3: When child was 2 years (TEMOT)
Page in publication:
255

Correlational Findings

Author's label Subject Description Finding Perceived similarity in feelings about pregnancy with partner Fit with attitudes of intimates
Difference in attituides of partners
Attitudes to giving birth
Expected development of feelings to baby Expected attachment to baby Prenantal attitude to parenthood Development of parental status
Earlier attitudes
Attitudes to children
Perceived maternal attachment Current relation with one's children Earlier mother-child relationship Earlier relation with children Perceived relationship with child Attitude to relation with one's children Perception of marital quality Attitudes to current marriage-relationship