CitationChristopher, 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.
AbstractIntroduction: 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.
Reference TypeJournal Article
Journal TitleJournal of Pediatric Health Care
Author(s)Christopher, Suzanne E.
Bauman, Karl E.