Differences and similarities between father-infant interaction and mother-infant interaction

Satoshi Yago, Taiko Hirose, Motoko Okamitsu, Yukiko Okabayashi, Kayoko Hiroi, Nozomi Nakagawa, Takahide Omori

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Abstract

The aim of this study was to compare father-infant interaction with mother-infant interaction, and explore differences and similarities between parents. Related factors for quality of father-infant interaction were also examined. Sixteen pairs of parents with infants aged 0 to 36 months were observed for play interaction between parents and their children. Results suggested no significant differences between parents, but children's interactions were significantly more contingent with fathers than mothers (p =.045). Significant correlations between parents were found in socialemotional growth fostering encouragement for children during interaction (ρ =.73, p =.001). Paternal depressive symptoms were significantly correlated to paternal sensitivity to child's cues (ρ =-.59, p =.017).

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)7-16
Number of pages10
JournalJournal of Medical and Dental Sciences
Volume61
Issue number1
Publication statusPublished - 2014

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Growth

Keywords

  • Father
  • Father infant interaction
  • Marital relationship
  • NCATS
  • Paternal behavior

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Dentistry(all)
  • Medicine(all)

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Yago, S., Hirose, T., Okamitsu, M., Okabayashi, Y., Hiroi, K., Nakagawa, N., & Omori, T. (2014). Differences and similarities between father-infant interaction and mother-infant interaction. Journal of Medical and Dental Sciences, 61(1), 7-16.

Differences and similarities between father-infant interaction and mother-infant interaction. / Yago, Satoshi; Hirose, Taiko; Okamitsu, Motoko; Okabayashi, Yukiko; Hiroi, Kayoko; Nakagawa, Nozomi; Omori, Takahide.

In: Journal of Medical and Dental Sciences, Vol. 61, No. 1, 2014, p. 7-16.

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Yago, S, Hirose, T, Okamitsu, M, Okabayashi, Y, Hiroi, K, Nakagawa, N & Omori, T 2014, 'Differences and similarities between father-infant interaction and mother-infant interaction', Journal of Medical and Dental Sciences, vol. 61, no. 1, pp. 7-16.
Yago S, Hirose T, Okamitsu M, Okabayashi Y, Hiroi K, Nakagawa N et al. Differences and similarities between father-infant interaction and mother-infant interaction. Journal of Medical and Dental Sciences. 2014;61(1):7-16.
Yago, Satoshi ; Hirose, Taiko ; Okamitsu, Motoko ; Okabayashi, Yukiko ; Hiroi, Kayoko ; Nakagawa, Nozomi ; Omori, Takahide. / Differences and similarities between father-infant interaction and mother-infant interaction. In: Journal of Medical and Dental Sciences. 2014 ; Vol. 61, No. 1. pp. 7-16.
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