Journal article

Maternal bonding, negative affect, and infant social-emotional development: A prospective cohort study

Genevieve A Le Bas, George J Youssef, Jacqui A Macdonald, Richard Mattick, Samantha J Teague, Ingrid Honan, Jennifer E McIntosh, Sarah Khor, Larissa Rossen, Elizabeth J Elliott, Steve Allsop, Lucinda Burns, Craig A Olsson, Delyse M Hutchinson

JOURNAL OF AFFECTIVE DISORDERS | ELSEVIER | Published : 2021

Abstract

BACKGROUND: Theoretical perspectives and empirical evidence suggest that maternal bonding and negative affect play a role in supporting infant social-emotional development (Branjerdporn et al., 2017; Kingston et al., 2012; O'Donnell et al., 2014; Van den Bergh et al., 2017). However, the complex pathways likely to exist between these constructs remain unclear, with limited research examining the temporal and potentially bi-directional associations between maternal bonding and negative affect across pregnancy and infancy. METHODS: The interrelationships between maternal bonding, negative affect, and infant social-emotional development were examined using multi-wave perinatal data from an Aust..

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Awarded by Australian National Health and Medical Research Council (NHMRC)


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Funding Acknowledgements

The research was funded by an Australian National Health and Medical Research Council (NHMRC) Project Grant #GNT630517 to Richard P Mattick, Delyse Hutchinson, Steve Allsop, Jake Najman, Elizabeth Elliott, Lucy Burns, Sue Jacobs, Craig Olsson and Anne Bartu, and was financially supported by the National Drug and Alcohol Research Centre (NDARC), University of New South Wales (UNSW). The cohort is led by the National Drug and Alcohol Research Centre (NDARC) at UNSW Australia, the Drug Research Institute (NDRI) at Curtin University, and the School of Psychology at Deakin University, in collaboration with the University of Sydney, the University of Queensland, the University of Christchurch, and the Murdoch Childrens Research Institute. NDARC and the National Drug Research Institute (NDRI), Curtin University of Technology are funded by the Australian Government under the Substance Misuse Prevention and Service Improvements Grants Fund. The study has also been supported by Australian Rotary Health (ARH; 2012-2013; 2018-2020), the Foundation for Alcohol Research and Education (FARE; 2010-2011), and the Financial Markets Foundation for Children (Australia) (2015-2016). Additionally, PhD candidates on the project have been funded through ARH; the NDARC Education Trust (NET) and the Australian Centre for Perinatal Science and NDARC, UNSW. This work was also supported by NHMRC Research Fellowships awarded to Delyse Hutchinson (APP1197488), Craig Olsson (APP1175086), Richard Mattick (APP1045318) and Elizabeth Elliott (APP1110341). (APP1110341 to E. E.) EE is was also supported by a NHMRC Practitioner Fellowship #1110341 #and NHMRC Centre Research Excellence; CAO is financially supported by an Australian Research Council Principal Research Fellowship; and, RPM is financially supported by an NHMRC Principal Research Fellowship Award from the NHMRC.