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Perceived Stress, Social Support, and Affectionate Behaviors of Adolescent Mothers with Infants in Neonatal Intensive Care

Citation

Christopher, Suzanne E.; Bauman, Karl E.; & Veness-Meehan, Kathleen (2000). Perceived Stress, Social Support, and Affectionate Behaviors of Adolescent Mothers with Infants in Neonatal Intensive Care. Journal of Pediatric Health Care, 14(6), 288-96.

Abstract

Introduction: This article focuses on affectionate behaviors of adolescent mothers with their infants in a neonatal intensive care unit (NICU). Hypotheses derived from behavioral science theory posited the direct influence of social support and perceived stress on affectionate behaviors, the statistical interaction of social support and perceived stress on affectionate behaviors, and perceived stress as a mediator of the relationship between social support and affectionate behaviors.

URL

http://dx.doi.org/10.1067/mph.2000.106136

Reference Type

Journal Article

Journal Title

Journal of Pediatric Health Care

Author(s)

Christopher, Suzanne E.
Bauman, Karl E.
Veness-Meehan, Kathleen

Year Published

2000

Volume Number

14

Issue Number

6

Pages

288-96

Reference ID

2489