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Child-rearing Attitude and Parenting Stress of Mothers with Infant
Korean J Str Res 2015;23:91-100
Published online June 30, 2015
© 2015 Korean Society of Stress Medicine.

Jiyoung Kim

Department of Nursing, Deajin University, Pocheon, Korea
Correspondence to: 김지영, 경기도 포천시 호국로 1007 ? 487-711, 대진대학교 간호학과
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Received February 13, 2015; Revised April 6, 2015; Accepted April 28, 2015.
The purposes of this study were to investigate the child-rearing attitude, parenting stress and their relationship and to identify the predictors of parenting stress among infant mothers. A descriptive correlational study was conducted. The participants were 258 infant mothers who visited a health department in G city. Self-administered questionnaire was used for data collection. For data analysis, descriptive statistics, t-test, ANOVA, Scheffe multiple comparison, Pearson correlation coefficient and multiple regression analysis were conducted. The average score for child-rearing attitude was 70.5 and parenting stress was 76.80. Child-rearing attitude was significantly correlated with parenting stress. Child-rearing attitude, husband support, economic status, the mother’s age, the mother’s perception of infant’s growth were significant predictors explaining 40.4% parenting stress. Nursing interventions need to be developed and applied to improve child-rearing attitude of infant mothers and to maintain and promote health status of infants. Further studies are needed to identify the predictors of parenting stress. (Korean J Str Res 2015;23:91∼100)
Keywords : Child-rearing Attitude, Parenting Stress
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