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Paidéia (Ribeirão Preto)

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COSER, Danila Secolim; MARTINEZ, Claudia Maria Simoes  and  PAMPLIN, Renata Christian de Oliveira. Personal Well-Being and Family Interactions of Working Couples With Preschool Children: A Correlational Study. Paidéia (Ribeirão Preto) [online]. 2013, vol.23, n.56, pp.339-348. ISSN 0103-863X.  http://dx.doi.org/10.1590/1982-43272356201308.

This study’s objective was to verify potential relationships among personal well-being, parental practices, and interactions between parents and preschool children reported by working fathers and mothers ( n = 120, 60 couples) from a city in the interior of São Paulo, Brazil. Data were collected using the Questionnaire on family and professional lives. Three scales were selected for data analysis: well-being; interaction between parents and children; and family life. Statistical tests (One-Way ANOVA and Pearson’s correlation coefficient) showed negative correlations between child-rearing practices and health problems reported by parents. Positive correlations were also found between reported parental interactions and child-rearing practices. Parental practices and interactions between parents and children varied according to the number of children (one or two).

Keywords : family relationships; parent child relations; family health; dual careers.

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