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Parenting Stress and Sexual Satisfaction Among First-Time Parents: A Dyadic Approach

Overview of attention for article published in Sex Roles, April 2016
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  • In the top 5% of all research outputs scored by Altmetric
  • Among the highest-scoring outputs from this source (#17 of 1,908)
  • High Attention Score compared to outputs of the same age (99th percentile)
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Title
Parenting Stress and Sexual Satisfaction Among First-Time Parents: A Dyadic Approach
Published in
Sex Roles, April 2016
DOI 10.1007/s11199-016-0623-0
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Authors

Chelom E. Leavitt, Brandon T. McDaniel, Megan K. Maas, Mark E. Feinberg

Abstract

The present paper reports on longitudinal associations between parenting stress and sexual satisfaction among 169 heterosexual couples in the first year after the birth of a first child. Actor Partner Interdependence Modeling (APIM) was used to model the effects of the mother's and father's parenting stress at 6 months after birth on sexual satisfaction at one year after birth. Based on social constructivist theory and scarcity theory, two hypotheses were posed: (a) mothers' parenting stress will predict their own later sexual satisfaction whereas fathers' parenting stress will not predict their own later sexual satisfaction (actor effects) and (b) mothers' parenting stress will predict fathers' later sexual satisfaction but fathers' parenting stress will not predict mothers' later sexual satisfaction (partner effects). On average, parents were only somewhat satisfied with their sex life. The first hypothesis was supported as greater parenting stress significantly predicted lower sexual satisfaction for mothers but not for fathers. The second hypothesis was also supported as mothers' greater parenting stress significantly predicted less sexual satisfaction in fathers, whereas fathers' parenting stress did not significantly predict mothers' sexual satisfaction. We discuss how our results may be interpreted considering the social construction of gendered family roles.

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Geographical breakdown

Country Count As %
Israel 1 2%
Italy 1 2%
Unknown 39 95%

Demographic breakdown

Readers by professional status Count As %
Student > Ph. D. Student 9 22%
Researcher 8 20%
Unspecified 5 12%
Student > Master 5 12%
Student > Bachelor 5 12%
Other 9 22%
Readers by discipline Count As %
Psychology 16 39%
Social Sciences 12 29%
Unspecified 9 22%
Nursing and Health Professions 3 7%
Agricultural and Biological Sciences 1 2%
Other 0 0%

Attention Score in Context

This research output has an Altmetric Attention Score of 223. This is our high-level measure of the quality and quantity of online attention that it has received. This Attention Score, as well as the ranking and number of research outputs shown below, was calculated when the research output was last mentioned on 12 November 2018.
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#57,477
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