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Author: Hannan, Kristi
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1. Hannan, Kristi
Luster, Thomas
Influence of Parent, Child and Contextual Factors on the Quality of the Home Environment
Infant Mental Health Journal 12,1 (Spring 1991): 17-30
Cohort(s): Children of the NLSY79, NLSY79
Publisher: CPPC for the Michigan Association for Infant Mental Health, etc
Keyword(s): Armed Forces Qualifications Test (AFQT); Children; Children, Home Environment; Family Influences; General Assessment; Home Observation for Measurement of Environment (HOME); Household Composition; Parental Influences; Temperament

Permission to reprint the abstract has not been received from the publisher.

The purpose of this study was to examine factors related to the quality of the home environments mothers provide for their infants. Data from the Children of the NLSY on 602 mothers with infants between 12 and 23 months of age were used for this study. Consistent with Belsky's model of the determinants of parenting, the quality of the home environment was influenced by maternal characteristics, child characteristics and contextual factors. A positive linear relation was found between scores on a family risk index and the probability that infants were experiencing a relatively unsupportive home environment.
Bibliography Citation
Hannan, Kristi and Thomas Luster. "Influence of Parent, Child and Contextual Factors on the Quality of the Home Environment." Infant Mental Health Journal 12,1 (Spring 1991): 17-30.
2. Luster, Thomas
Boger, Robert
Hannan, Kristi
Infant Affect and Home Environment
Presented: Montreal, QC, Seventh International Conference on Infant Studies, 1990
Cohort(s): Children of the NLSY79, NLSY79
Publisher: Author
Keyword(s): Behavior; Child Development; Children; Children, Home Environment; Family Influences; General Assessment; Home Observation for Measurement of Environment (HOME); Maternal Employment; Pre-natal Care/Exposure; Pre/post Natal Health Care; Self-Esteem; Temperament

Permission to reprint the abstract has not been received from the publisher.

The present study is concerned with the relation between infant affect and quality of the home environment. Past research examining the relation between infant irritability and parenting behavior has produced inconsistent findings. The hypothesis that infant irritability is most likely to be negatively correlated with the quality of the home environment in families which would be considered to be "at-risk" based on characteristics of the mother (e.g., low self-esteem or low maternal intelligence) or contextual characteristics (e.g., living in poverty or having several other children to care for) was tested in this study. A second hypothesis tested in this study is that positive affect on the part of the infant is more strongly related to the quality of care the infant receives in high-risk environments than in low risk environments. In other words, a cheerful disposition may be a protective factor in high-risk environments. These hypotheses were tested with data from the Children of the NLSY. Little support was found for the first hypothesis. Infant irritability was negatively correlated with the quality of the home environment in both high-risk and low-risk families. Support was found for the second hypothesis among infants who were greater than 12 months of age.
Bibliography Citation
Luster, Thomas, Robert Boger and Kristi Hannan. "Infant Affect and Home Environment." Presented: Montreal, QC, Seventh International Conference on Infant Studies, 1990.
3. Luster, Thomas
Boger, Robert
Hannan, Kristi
Infant Affect and Home Environment
Journal of Marriage and Family 55,3 (August 1993): 651-661.
Also: http://www.jstor.org/stable/353346
Cohort(s): Children of the NLSY79
Publisher: National Council on Family Relations
Keyword(s): Age at First Birth; Educational Attainment; Family Environment; General Assessment; Home Environment; Home Observation for Measurement of Environment (HOME); Infants; Parent-Child Relationship/Closeness; Poverty; Pre-natal Care/Exposure; Pre/post Natal Health Care; Self-Esteem; Temperament

This paper concerns the relation between infant affect and quality of the home environment. We use data from the National Longitudinal Survey of Youth to test the hypothesis that infant irritability is most likely to be negatively correlated with the quality of the home environment in families which would be considered to be "at risk" based on characteristics of the mother (e.g., low self-esteem or low maternal intelligence) or contextual characteristics (e.g., living in poverty or having several other children to care for). Our second hypothesis is that positive affect on the part of the infant is more strongly related to the quality of care the infant receives in high-risk environments than in low-risk environments. In other words, a cheerful disposition may be a protective factor in high-risk environments. Little support was found for the first hypothesis. Infant irritability was negatively correlated with the quality of the home environment in both high-risk and low-risk families. Support was found for the second hypothesis among infants who were greater than 12 months of age.
Bibliography Citation
Luster, Thomas, Robert Boger and Kristi Hannan. "Infant Affect and Home Environment." Journal of Marriage and Family 55,3 (August 1993): 651-661.