A longitudinal, person-centered analysis of Early Head Start mothers' parenting

Resource Type: Reports & Papers
Author(s): Paschall, Katherine W.; Mastergeorge, Ann M.;
Date Issued: January/February 2018
Description: This study used a person-centered approach to examine stability and change in parenting typologies across early childhood. Profiles were associated within and across time with contextual covariates, including demographic characteristics, risk factors, and Early Head Start participation. Participants were drawn from the Early Head Start Research and Evaluation Project (N = 2, 876). Parenting profiles were identified based on observed parenting dimensions at 14, 24, and 36 months, and pre-Kindergarten (pre-K). Results suggested a four-profile solution at each time point: Supportive, Lukewarm (14 & 24 months)/Sufficient (36 months and pre-K), Harsh, and Detached. Supportive was the largest, most stable, and most likely transitioned into profile while Harsh and Detached represented rare profiles with moderate to low membership stability across time. Depression and family conflict emerged as important correlates of unsupportive parenting profiles both within and across time. Findings are discussed in terms of their relevance for both policy and implementation practices for low-income mothers with young children. (author abstract)
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Funder(s): United States. Administration for Children and Families ; Doris Duke Charitable Foundation
Journal Title: Infant Mental Health Journal
Volume Number: 39
Issue Number: 1
Page Range: 70-84
Topics: Parents & Families > Parent/Family Practices and Structure > Childrearing & Household Labor

Parents & Families > Parent/Family Characteristics

Programs, Interventions & Curricula > Programs > Early Head Start/Head Start
Country: United States
ISSN: 0163-9641 Paper
1097-0355 Online
Peer Reviewed: yes
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