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Jakość więzi z dzieckiem i prężność matek a ich satysfakcja z życia
Resilience, Maternal Bond Quality and the Mother’s Life Satisfaction

Author(s): Dorota Katarzyna Suwalska-Barancewicz, Alicja Malina
Subject(s): Social psychology and group interaction, Developmental Psychology, Personality Psychology, Clinical psychology, Health and medicine and law
Published by: Wydawnictwo Uniwersytetu Jagiellońskiego
Keywords: motherhood; resilience; mother–child bond; life satisfaction;

Summary/Abstract: The presented research analyses the relationship between resilience, the mother–child bond, and the life satisfaction of young mothers. The assumption regarding the importance of resilience in taking on parental responsibilities was drawn from studies indicating the protective effect of individual resilience in difficult situations. It was assumed that resilience could work as a buffer between the mother–child bond and maternal life satisfaction. For measuring resilience the Lifespan Individual Resilience Scale in the adaptation of Malina, Pooley, Harms (2016) was used. The Mother–Child Bond Tool in the Bielawska-Batorowicz adaptation (2006) was used to assess the quality of relationship with the child. Satisfaction with life was evaluated using the Satisfaction with Life Scale in the adaptation of Juczyński (2009). The study participants were 340 women in early adulthood who have at least one child under the age of 2. Research indicates that resilience as well as particular aspects of the mother–child bond are important for maternal life satisfaction. It was also established that resilience plays a mediative role between the mother –child bond and the life satisfaction of the mother.

  • Issue Year: 24/2019
  • Issue No: 4
  • Page Range: 23-38
  • Page Count: 16
  • Language: Polish