Child Psychiatry and Human Development

, Volume 24, Issue 4, pp 215–230 | Cite as

Predictors of nurturant parenting in teen mothers living in three generational families

  • Daphna Oyserman
  • Norma Radin
  • Eli Saltz
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Abstract

Direct and indirect effects of grandparents on maternal nurturance in teen mothers (TM) living in three-generational families were explored with path analytic techniques in a sample of 107 working-class families. Perceived support from the teen's mother, grandparents' nurturance toward the baby, and the presence of the grandfather as a father figure in the home were hypothesized as increasing TM nurturance. TM nurturance was found to be positively predicted by grandparent nurturance and negatively predicted by TM perceived support from her mother. The strongest predictor of TM nurturance was grandfather nurturance toward the baby.

Key Words

teen mothers nurturant parenting 

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Authors and Affiliations

  • Daphna Oyserman
    • 1
  • Norma Radin
    • 2
  • Eli Saltz
    • 1
  1. 1.Merrill-Palmer InstituteWayne State UniversityDetroit
  2. 2.School of Social WorkUniversity of MichiganAnn Arbor

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