Teacher Education, Educational Leadership & Policy ETDs
Identification Of Infants At Risk For Potential Developmental Problems Secondary To Stress In Their Mothers.
One of the first tasks of mothering is the feeding of the child. It is recognized that certain mothers have difficulty carrying out this function. If the mother has extreme difficulty with this task, her child is at risk for neurologic and the subsequent educational problems.
This study looked at the amount of stress in the mother in the year preceding delivery to the rate of weight gain in her child. The hypothesis that mothers with increased stress would have the greatest difficulty feeding their infants could not be accepted. There was, however, an indication that once the total stress in the mother exceeded 300 points, the observed weight gain decreased.
Physical growth is only one measurement of mother-child interaction. The overall development of competence in children may be influenced by the mother's ability to respond to the increased motor activity and demand for language in the one-to two-year-old child. The role of stress in the mother over time needs to be investigated in the framework of the mother-child interaction.
Level of Degree
Teacher Education, Educational Leadership & Policy
First Committee Member (Chair)
Catherine Ellen Loughlin
Second Committee Member
Vera Polgar John Steiner
Third Committee Member
Brown, Susanne Bradley. "Identification Of Infants At Risk For Potential Developmental Problems Secondary To Stress In Their Mothers.." (1974). https://digitalrepository.unm.edu/educ_teelp_etds/352
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