Relation of mothers' affective developmental history and parenting behavior: Effects on infant medical risk

Maria V. Hammond, Susan H. Landry, Paul R. Swank, Karen E. Smith

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Mothers of infants with varying degrees of medical risk were grouped according to their perception of acceptance or rejection in childhood. Those who recalled the highest degree of acceptance showed greater warmth and flexibility as parents, regardless of their infants' degree of medical risk. However, infant medical risk was an important moderator in relations between maternal perceptions of childhood rejection and parental behavior.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)95-103
Number of pages9
JournalAmerican Journal of Orthopsychiatry
Issue number1
StatePublished - Jan 2000


ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Developmental and Educational Psychology
  • Arts and Humanities (miscellaneous)
  • Psychology (miscellaneous)
  • Psychiatry and Mental health

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