Boy or girl? Maternal psychological correlates of knowing fetal sex

Letitia E. Kotila, Sarah J. Schoppe-Sullivan, Claire M. Kamp Dush

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Abstract

We used logistic regression to investigate whether maternal personality, parenting perfectionism, and gender role beliefs were associated with knowing fetal sex in a recent sample of first-time expectant mothers. We also tested whether conscientiousness and extraversion moderated the association between gender role beliefs and knowing fetal sex. Mothers who were more open to experience were less likely to know fetal sex, whereas mothers high in parenting perfectionism were more likely to know fetal sex. Conscientious mothers who espoused more egalitarian gender role beliefs were less likely to know fetal sex.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)195-198
Number of pages4
JournalPersonality and Individual Differences
Volume68
DOIs
StatePublished - Oct 2014
Externally publishedYes

Keywords

  • Gender
  • Mother
  • Parenting
  • Parenting perfectionism
  • Personality

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