Predicting parental sensitivity: contextual stress exposure across preconception to parenthood
thesisposted on 2018-11-01, 00:00 authored by Anna Tudehope Booth
This thesis investigated the influence of concurrent and historical stress on parental sensitivity to infants. Parental sensitivity was found to be mostly resilient to a history of stress but when living with stress, parents were often less responsive to infant needs. Findings support the relevance of interventions and support for enhancing parental sensitivity in contexts of pressure.