Aggression and Handling Tolerance

By: Youngblade, Lise M.

This researcher analyzes data on both employed and unemployed married mothers and their elementary school age children and finds after controlling for background characteristics that children whose mothers were employed during the first year of life were more likely to hit other children and exhibited less tolerance for frustration than children whose mothers did not work.

Peer and teacher ratings of third- and fourth-grade childrenís social behavior as a function of early maternal employment. Journal of Child Psychology and Psychiatry 44 (4): 477-88.