The New Parents Project at 10: Contributions Past and Present
Anna Olsavsky, Miranda Berrigan, Sarah J. Schoppe-Sullivan, Claire M. Kamp Dush, Miranda Berrigan, Claire M. Kamp Dush, Sarah J. Schoppe-Sullivan , Sarah J. Schoppe-Sullivan, Anna L. Olsavsky, Miranda N. Berrigan, Geoffrey L. Brown, Claire M. Kamp Dush, Susan Johnson, Claire M. Kamp Dush, Jill Yavorsky, Sarah J. Schoppe-Sullivan, Miranda N. Berrigan
- Research & Theory
About the Session
- 141-01 - Adult Attachment and Observed Parenting Behavior
By Anna Olsavsky, Miranda Berrigan, Sarah J. Schoppe-Sullivan, Claire M. Kamp Dush
- 141-02 - The Duration of Maternity and Paternity Leave and the Division of Family LaborBy Miranda Berrigan, Claire M. Kamp Dush, Sarah J. Schoppe-Sullivan
- 141-03 - Parental Stimulation and Infant-Father AttachmentBy Sarah J. Schoppe-Sullivan, Anna L. Olsavsky, Miranda N. Berrigan, Geoffrey L. Brown, Claire M. Kamp Dush, Susan Johnson
- 141-04 - For the Family. . . and Myself? Women’s Reasons for Reducing or Maintaining Their Work Hours After the Transition to Parenthood, and Men’s PerceptionsBy Claire M. Kamp Dush, Jill Yavorsky, Sarah J. Schoppe-Sullivan, Miranda N. Berrigan
This symposium reviews the contributions of the New Parents Project, a multimethod, longitudinal study of family and child development, at its tenth anniversary, including four new projects. Paper 1 describes the characteristics of maternity and paternity leave in the sample, then examines whether leave predicts time in housework and childcare using time diary measures of maternal and paternal time. Paper 2 examines self-reported adult attachment as a predictor of observed parenting one year later. Paper 3 tests the associations between paternal stimulation and infant-father attachment security in the context of measures that are typically linked to attachment (i.e., sensitivity and intrusiveness). Paper 4 examines why some mothers reduced and others maintained their work hours, using data from both parents. The discussant is Dr. Maureen Perry-Jenkins.
Participants will better understand links between work and family, specifically, 1) the link between maternal and paternal leave and housework and childcare, and 2) the reasons that women reduce or maintain their work hours after the transition to parenthood, as well as men’s perceptions of those reasons.Participants will gain knowledge about the role of adult attachment in parenting.Participants will learn about paternal parenting behaviors that foster secure infant-father attachment.