What makes mothers happy

  • strict warning: Non-static method view::load() should not be called statically in /var/www/firevictim/data/www/babyreporter.eu/sites/all/modules/views/views.module on line 906.
  • strict warning: Declaration of views_handler_filter::options_validate() should be compatible with views_handler::options_validate($form, &$form_state) in /var/www/firevictim/data/www/babyreporter.eu/sites/all/modules/views/handlers/views_handler_filter.inc on line 607.
  • strict warning: Declaration of views_handler_filter::options_submit() should be compatible with views_handler::options_submit($form, &$form_state) in /var/www/firevictim/data/www/babyreporter.eu/sites/all/modules/views/handlers/views_handler_filter.inc on line 607.
  • strict warning: Declaration of views_handler_filter_boolean_operator::value_validate() should be compatible with views_handler_filter::value_validate($form, &$form_state) in /var/www/firevictim/data/www/babyreporter.eu/sites/all/modules/views/handlers/views_handler_filter_boolean_operator.inc on line 159.
  • strict warning: Declaration of views_plugin_row::options_validate() should be compatible with views_plugin::options_validate(&$form, &$form_state) in /var/www/firevictim/data/www/babyreporter.eu/sites/all/modules/views/plugins/views_plugin_row.inc on line 134.
  • strict warning: Declaration of views_plugin_row::options_submit() should be compatible with views_plugin::options_submit(&$form, &$form_state) in /var/www/firevictim/data/www/babyreporter.eu/sites/all/modules/views/plugins/views_plugin_row.inc on line 134.
  • warning: Illegal string offset 'destination' in /var/www/firevictim/data/www/babyreporter.eu/sites/all/modules/loginza/inc/loginza.routines.inc on line 77.
  • strict warning: Non-static method view::load() should not be called statically in /var/www/firevictim/data/www/babyreporter.eu/sites/all/modules/views/views.module on line 906.
  • strict warning: Declaration of views_plugin_style_default::options() should be compatible with views_object::options() in /var/www/firevictim/data/www/babyreporter.eu/sites/all/modules/views/plugins/views_plugin_style_default.inc on line 24.
  • strict warning: Non-static method view::load() should not be called statically in /var/www/firevictim/data/www/babyreporter.eu/sites/all/modules/views/views.module on line 906.
  • strict warning: Declaration of views_handler_field_comment_username::init() should be compatible with views_handler_field::init(&$view, $options) in /var/www/firevictim/data/www/babyreporter.eu/sites/all/modules/views/modules/comment/views_handler_field_comment_username.inc on line 47.
  • user warning: Expression #4 of SELECT list is not in GROUP BY clause and contains nonaggregated column 'babyreporter_db.comments.timestamp' which is not functionally dependent on columns in GROUP BY clause; this is incompatible with sql_mode=only_full_group_by query: SELECT DISTINCT(node.nid) AS nid, node.title AS node_title, node.language AS node_language, comments.timestamp AS comments_timestamp, comments.name AS comments_name, comments.uid AS comments_uid, comments.homepage AS comments_homepage, comments.comment AS comments_comment, comments.format AS comments_format FROM node node INNER JOIN node_comment_statistics node_comment_statistics ON node.nid = node_comment_statistics.nid LEFT JOIN comments comments ON node.nid = comments.nid WHERE node_comment_statistics.comment_count >= 1 GROUP BY nid ORDER BY comments_timestamp DESC LIMIT 0, 3 in /var/www/firevictim/data/www/babyreporter.eu/sites/all/modules/views/includes/view.inc on line 810.
  • strict warning: Non-static method view::load() should not be called statically in /var/www/firevictim/data/www/babyreporter.eu/sites/all/modules/views/views.module on line 906.
  • strict warning: Declaration of views_handler_argument::init() should be compatible with views_handler::init(&$view, $options) in /var/www/firevictim/data/www/babyreporter.eu/sites/all/modules/views/handlers/views_handler_argument.inc on line 744.
  • strict warning: Declaration of views_handler_filter_node_status::operator_form() should be compatible with views_handler_filter::operator_form(&$form, &$form_state) in /var/www/firevictim/data/www/babyreporter.eu/sites/all/modules/views/modules/node/views_handler_filter_node_status.inc on line 13.
  • strict warning: Non-static method view::load() should not be called statically in /var/www/firevictim/data/www/babyreporter.eu/sites/all/modules/views/views.module on line 906.
  • strict warning: Non-static method view::load() should not be called statically in /var/www/firevictim/data/www/babyreporter.eu/sites/all/modules/views/views.module on line 906.
  • strict warning: Non-static method view::load() should not be called statically in /var/www/firevictim/data/www/babyreporter.eu/sites/all/modules/views/views.module on line 906.
  • strict warning: Non-static method view::load() should not be called statically in /var/www/firevictim/data/www/babyreporter.eu/sites/all/modules/views/views.module on line 906.
  • strict warning: Non-static method view::load() should not be called statically in /var/www/firevictim/data/www/babyreporter.eu/sites/all/modules/views/views.module on line 906.
  • strict warning: Non-static method view::load() should not be called statically in /var/www/firevictim/data/www/babyreporter.eu/sites/all/modules/views/views.module on line 906.
  • strict warning: Non-static method view::load() should not be called statically in /var/www/firevictim/data/www/babyreporter.eu/sites/all/modules/views/views.module on line 906.
  • strict warning: Non-static method view::load() should not be called statically in /var/www/firevictim/data/www/babyreporter.eu/sites/all/modules/views/views.module on line 906.
  • strict warning: Non-static method view::load() should not be called statically in /var/www/firevictim/data/www/babyreporter.eu/sites/all/modules/views/views.module on line 906.
  • strict warning: Non-static method view::load() should not be called statically in /var/www/firevictim/data/www/babyreporter.eu/sites/all/modules/views/views.module on line 906.
  • strict warning: Non-static method view::load() should not be called statically in /var/www/firevictim/data/www/babyreporter.eu/sites/all/modules/views/views.module on line 906.
  • strict warning: Non-static method view::load() should not be called statically in /var/www/firevictim/data/www/babyreporter.eu/sites/all/modules/views/views.module on line 906.

 

Adam Galovan, a doctoral student (University of Missouri, Department of Human Development and Family Studies, USA) with his colleagues from Brigham Young University and Utah State University (USA) studied 160 families with children. Researchers looked at how mothers and fathers shared daily routines and how it affected their marriage.

Most of the parents were between 25 and 30 years, had children younger than five and were married for an average of five years. 40 percent of the mothers worked full- or part-time.

«Sharing can mean something different to every couple," Adam Galovan said. „It could be taking turns changing diapers or one parent watching the children while the other prepares dinner. Doing things together and having mutual, agreed-upon divisions of labor benefited both spouses.“

So, researchers found out that relationship depends on how mothers perceive engagement of fathers in routine family work. The more women thought that their partners help, the better the relationships were.

„Wives in our study viewed father involvement and participation in household chores as related. Doing household chores and being engaged with the children seem to be important ways for husbands to connect with their wives, and that connection is related to better couple relationships.“

The bonds between fathers and their children also contributed to couples' marital satisfaction, Galovan said.

«When wives felt their husbands were close to their children, both spouses reported better marriages," said Galovan. „The father-child bond was particularly important for wives.“

The study «Father Involvement, Father-Child Relationship Quality, and Satisfaction with Family Work: Actor and Partner Influences on Marital Quality," was published in the Journal of Family Issues.