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Title: First- and second-time parents’ couple relationship: From pregnancy to second year postpartum
Authors: Figueiredo, Bárbara
Conde, Ana
Keywords: Gender differences
Marital satisfaction
Parenthood
Parity
Pregnancy
Issue Date: 2015
Publisher: Routledge
Citation: Figueiredo, B., & Conde, A. (2015). First- and second-time parents’ couple relationship: From pregnancy to second year postpartum. Family Science, 6(1), 346-355. DOI:10.1080/19424620.2015.1075894. Disponível no Repositório UPT, http://hdl.handle.net/11328/1792
Abstract: First- and second-time parents’ couple relationships were studied from early pregnancy to the second year postpartum. The Relationship Questionnaire (RQ) was administered to Portuguese couples (N = 82), first- or second-time parents, at the first, second and third pregnancy trimester, childbirth, 3 and 18 months postpartum. Adverse changes in positive and negative partner relationship dimensions were reported from early pregnancy to the second year postpartum by all participants; in the same way by mothers and fathers and by first- and second-time parents. Second-time parents reported a worse couple relationship (lower RQ-positive scores) than first-time parents, but only during pregnancy. Results from the present study suggest a decline in partner relationship quality during the transition to parenthood both in mothers and fathers, as well as in first- and second-time parents.
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/11328/1792
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