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dc.contributor.authorHowlett, Neil
dc.contributor.authorKirk, Elizabeth
dc.contributor.authorPine, Karen J.
dc.date.accessioned2011-09-13T09:01:07Z
dc.date.available2011-09-13T09:01:07Z
dc.date.issued2011
dc.identifier.citationHowlett , N , Kirk , E & Pine , K J 2011 , ' Does 'wanting the best' create more stress? The link between baby sign classes and maternal anxiety ' , Infant and Child Development , vol. 20 , no. 4 , pp. 437-445 . https://doi.org/10.1002/icd.705
dc.identifier.issn1522-7227
dc.identifier.otherPURE: 349519
dc.identifier.otherPURE UUID: 090f2e02-a732-42b7-80c2-2dc95dc4fe4c
dc.identifier.otherWOS: 000294181500006
dc.identifier.otherScopus: 79961067784
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/2299/6402
dc.descriptionThe definitive version can be found at: http://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/ Copyright Wiley-Blackwell
dc.description.abstractThis study investigated whether gesturing classes (baby sign) affected parental frustration and stress, as advertised by many commercial products. The participants were 178 mother-infant dyads, divided into a gesture group (n=89) and a non-gesture group (n=89), based on whether they had attended baby sign classes or not. Mothers completed a background demographics questionnaire and the Parenting Stress Index. Gesturing mothers had higher total stress scores, with higher scores on the child domain, despite having similar backgrounds to non-gesturing mothers. There was no relationship between the frequency or duration of gesture use and stress scores. It is suggested that gesturing mothers had higher pre-existing stress and were attracted to gesture classes because of the promoted benefits, which include stress reduction, although class attendance did not alleviate their stress. The possibility that attending gesturing classes made mothers view their infant in a more negative way, due to their heightened expectations not being met, is also discussed.en
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dc.language.isoeng
dc.relation.ispartofInfant and Child Development
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dc.subjectgesture
dc.subjectstress
dc.subjectinfant
dc.subjectparent
dc.subjectbaby sign
dc.titleDoes 'wanting the best' create more stress? : The link between baby sign classes and maternal anxietyen
dc.contributor.institutionDepartment of Psychology
dc.contributor.institutionHealth & Human Sciences Research Institute
dc.contributor.institutionPsychology
dc.contributor.institutionApplied and Practice-based Research
dc.contributor.institutionLearning, Memory and Thinking
dc.contributor.institutionWeight and Obesity Research Group
dc.description.statusPeer reviewed
dc.description.versiontypeFinal Accepted Version
dcterms.dateAccepted2011
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