Good Partners, Good Parents: Parent Relationship Satisfaction Predicts Parenting Efficacy for Young Children

Meng Ting Chen, Gao Xian Lin, Chieh Lu, Yen Ping Chang*

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研究成果: 雜誌貢獻期刊論文同行評審

摘要

Both maternal and paternal parental involvement are critical for child development. What is unclear, nonetheless, is how parents’ own relationships contribute to the growth of children. Addressing the question, we predicted marital satisfaction strengthens parenting efficacy, making parental involvement more effective in increasing children’s functioning. To test the hypothesis, we analyzed a nationally representative large-sample survey of 3-year-olds (N = 2164), wherein their language, cognitive, social, and emotional development, maternal and paternal parental involvement, as well as the marital satisfaction of the parents were assessed. The results supported the predictions by showing the critical role of fathers—the mother parents through the father in a satisfying marriage, more than she does in a dissatisfying marriage, and their young children subsequently grow better when their parents are satisfying partners. Together, the findings reveal potential mechanisms through which well-being may be passed down from one generation to the next.

原文英語
頁(從 - 到)2405-2422
頁數18
期刊Applied Research in Quality of Life
17
發行號4
DOIs
出版狀態已發佈 - 2022 8月

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • 生命週期和生命歷程研究

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