Interaction behavior of infants and their dual-career parents

Tiffany M Field, Nitza Vega-Lahr, Sheri Goldstein, Frank Scafidi

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Abstract

The behaviors of dual-career parents were compared in face-to-face interactions with their 8-month-old infants who attended on all-day infant nursery. Mothers, as compared to fathers, exhibited more frequent smiling, vocalizing, and touching with their infants. In turn, the infants spent a greater proportion of the interaction time smiling and being motorically active when they were interacting with their mothers versus their fathers.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)371-377
Number of pages7
JournalInfant Behavior and Development
Volume10
Issue number3
DOIs
StatePublished - Jan 1 1987

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Keywords

  • dual-career parents
  • fathers
  • parent-infant interactions

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Developmental and Educational Psychology

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Interaction behavior of infants and their dual-career parents. / Field, Tiffany M; Vega-Lahr, Nitza; Goldstein, Sheri; Scafidi, Frank.

In: Infant Behavior and Development, Vol. 10, No. 3, 01.01.1987, p. 371-377.

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Field, Tiffany M ; Vega-Lahr, Nitza ; Goldstein, Sheri ; Scafidi, Frank. / Interaction behavior of infants and their dual-career parents. In: Infant Behavior and Development. 1987 ; Vol. 10, No. 3. pp. 371-377.
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