publication . Article . 2015

Longitudinal study on reciprocity between personality traits and parenting stress

Rantanen, Johanna; Tillemann, Kati; Metsäpelto, Riitta-Leena; Kokko, Katja; Pulkkinen, Lea;
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  • Published: 01 Jan 2015 Journal: International Journal of Behavioral Development, volume 39, pages 65-76 (issn: 0165-0254, eissn: 1464-0651, Copyright policy)
  • Publisher: SAGE Publications
  • Country: Finland
Abstract
Reciprocal associations between the Big Five personality traits and parenting stress—including both parents’ feelings of their distress and perception of their incompetence as parents—were studied with 248 participants (49% of which were males). Longitudinal data, collected at ages 33/36, 42 and 50 years, were used. Cross-lagged path analysis revealed that in case of both mothers and fathers, neuroticism at age 33 predicted high parenting stress, and extraversion at age 33 predicted low parenting stress at age 42. Also, parenting stress at age 36 predicted high neuroticism and low extraversion at age 42. From age 42 to 50, only high parenting stress contributed ...
Subjects
Medical Subject Headings: mental disorders
free text keywords: cross-lagged path analysis, longitudinal, parenting stress, ristikkäisyhteydet, polkuanalyysi, pitkittäistutkimus, vanhemmuus, stressi, persoonallisuus, Neuroticism, Middle age, Extraversion and introversion, Developmental psychology, Neurosis, medicine.disease, medicine, Distress, Clinical psychology, Social psychology, Longitudinal study, Psychology, Personality, media_common.quotation_subject, media_common, Big Five personality traits
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