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dc.contributor.authorBrown, Claireen_US
dc.contributor.authorCreedy, Debraen_US
dc.contributor.authorEmmanuel, Elizabethen_US
dc.contributor.authorGamble, Jenniferen_US
dc.contributor.authorSt John, Winsomeen_US
dc.contributor.editorAlison Tierney (Editor-in-Chief)en_US
dc.date.accessioned2017-04-04T17:04:19Z
dc.date.available2017-04-04T17:04:19Z
dc.date.issued2008en_US
dc.date.modified2011-08-22T06:32:18Z
dc.identifier.issn03092402en_US
dc.identifier.doi10.1111/j.1365-2648.2008.04757.xen_AU
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10072/21670
dc.description.abstractAim. This paper is a report on the examination of demographic, birthing and social correlates of maternal role development in childbearing women. Background. Successful adaptation to the maternal role provides a mother with confidence and satisfaction in her ability to nurture and care for her infant. Despite the importance of this developmental process for maternal well-being, little attention has been given to social and demographic predictors of positive role development in recent years. Methods. A prospective study was undertaken at three publicly-funded metropolitan antenatal clinics in Queensland, Australia between March and November 2003. A total of 605 women completed a survey at 36 weeks gestation and 12 weeks postpartum, with a response rate of 78% (n = 473). A self-report questionnaire was used to collect data about personal and birth variables, domestic violence, social support and maternal role development. Findings. The majority of women (81%) were of White ethnic background, modal age was 30-45 years (40%, n = 189) and 66 percent (n = 312) were in paid employment. Bivariate analysis identified age, marital status, length of relationship and social support to be statistically significantly associated with maternal role development. Optimal scaling showed social support to be the most important factor in maternal role development. Conclusion. Maternal role development following childbirth is complex and can be adversely affected by older maternal age, married status, inadequate social support and short partner relationships. A deeper understanding of this process is needed if healthcare professionals are to assist mothers in making a smooth transition to motherhood.en_US
dc.description.peerreviewedYesen_US
dc.description.publicationstatusYesen_AU
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dc.languageEnglishen_US
dc.language.isoen_AU
dc.publisherWiley-Blackwell Publishing Ltden_US
dc.publisher.placeUnited Kingdomen_US
dc.publisher.urihttp://www3.interscience.wiley.com/journal/118486802/homeen_AU
dc.relation.ispartofstudentpublicationNen_AU
dc.relation.ispartofpagefrom18en_US
dc.relation.ispartofpageto26en_US
dc.relation.ispartofissue1en_AU
dc.relation.ispartofjournalJournal of Advanced Nursingen_US
dc.relation.ispartofvolume64en_US
dc.rights.retentionYen_AU
dc.subject.fieldofresearchcode321101en_US
dc.titleMaternal role development following childbirth among Australian womenen_US
dc.typeJournal articleen_US
dc.type.descriptionC1 - Peer Reviewed (HERDC)en_US
dc.type.codeC - Journal Articlesen_US
gro.facultyGriffith Health, School of Nursing and Midwiferyen_US
gro.rights.copyrightCopyright 2008 Blackwell Publishing. This is the pre-peer reviewed version of the following article: Maternal role development following childbirth among Australian women, Journal of Advanced Nursing, Volume 64, Issue 1, pages 18–26, which has been published in final form at http://dx.doi.org/10.1111/j.1365-2648.2008.04757.xen_AU
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