In one way or another, the family is at the center of almost all of Professor Repetti's research. The papers included here focus on stress and coping processes in the family, parenting and marital interaction, child development in the context of the family. Methods include daily report studies, longitudinal studies, and ethnographic methods.
Repetti, R. L., Wang, S., Sears, M. S. (2013). Using direct observational methods to study the real lives of families: Advantages, complexities, and conceptual and practical considerations. In J. G. Grzywacz & E. Demerouti (Eds.), New Frontiers in Work and Family Research. New York: Psychology Press & Routledge.
Repetti, R. L., Saxbe, D.E., & Wang, S. (2013). Stress. In E. Ochs & T. Kremer-Sadlik (Eds.), Fast-Forward Family (174-191). Berkeley, CA: University of California Press.
Campos, B., Wang, S., Plaksina, T., Repetti, R. L., Schoebi, D, Ochs, E., & Beck, M.E. (2013). Positive and negative emotion in the daily life of dual-earner couples with children. Journal of Family Psychology, 27(1), 76-85.
Robles, T.F., Reynolds, B.M., Repetti, R.L., & Chung, P.J. (2013). Using daily diaries to study family settings, emotions, and health in everyday life. Journal of Social and Personal Relationships, 30(2), 179-188.
Repetti, R.L., Robles, T.F., Reynolds, B.M., & Sears, M.S. (2012). A naturalistic approach to the study ofparenting. Parenting: Science and Practice, 12, 165-174.
Repetti, R.L., Wang, S., & Saxbe, D.L. (2011). Adult health in the context of everyday family life. Annals of Behavioral Medicine, 42(3), 285-293.
Repetti, R., Robles, T., & Reynolds, B. (2011). Allostatic processes in the family. Development and Psychopathology, 23, 921-938.
Repetti, R., Flook, L., & Sperling, J. (2011). Family influences on development across the life span. In K.
L. Fingerman, C. A. Berg, J. Smith, & T.C. Antonucci (Eds), Handbook of Life-Span Development (pp. 745-775). New York: Springer Publishing.
Saxbe, D.E., Repetti, R.L., & Graesch, A.P. (2011). Time spent in housework and leisure: Links with parent's physiological recovery from work. Journal of Family Psychology, 25(2), 271-281.
Slatcher, R.B., Robles, T.D., Repetti, R.L., & Fellows, M.D. (2010). Momentary work worries, marital disclosure, and salivary cortisol among parents of young children. Psychosomatic Medicine, 72(9), 887-896.
Saxbe, D.E. & Repetti, R.L. (2010). No place like home: Home tours correlate with daily patterns of mood and cortisol. Personality and Social Psychology Bulletin, 36(1), 71-81.
Saxbe, D. & Repetti, R.L. (2010). For better or worse? Coregulation of couples' cortisol levels and mood states. Journal of Personality and Social Psychology, 98(1), 92-103.
Repetti, R.L., & Wang, S. (2009). Parent employment and chaos in the family. In G.W. Evans & T.D. Wachs, (Eds.), Chaos and its influence on children's development: An ecological perspective, pp. 191-208. Washington, D.C.: American Psychological Association.
Repetti, R.L., & Wang, S. (2009). Work-family spillover. In H.T. Reis & S.K. Sprecher, (Eds.), Encyclopedia of Human Relationships, pp. 1694-1697. Thousand Oaks, CA: Sage Publications.
Campos, B., Graesch, A.P., Repetti, R., Bradbury, T., & Ochs, E. (2009). Opportunity for interaction? A naturalistic observation study of dual-earner families after work and school. Journal of Family Psychology, 23(6), 798-807.
Repetti, R.L., Wang, S., & Saxbe, D. (2009). Bringing it all back home: How outside stressors shape families' everyday lives. Current Directions in Psychological Science, 18(2), 106-111.
Saxbe, D. & Repetti, R.L. (2009). Fathers' and mothers' marital relationship predicts daughters' pubertal development two years later. Journal of Adolescence, 32(2), 415-423.
Repetti, R. L., Taylor, S. E., & Saxbe, D. (2007). The influence of early socialization experiences on the development of biological systems. In J. Grusec & P. Hastings (Eds), Handbook of Socialization (pp. 124-152). New York, NY: Guilford Publications.
Lehman, B. J., & Repetti, R. L. (2007). Bad days don't end when the school bell rings: The lingering effects of negative school events on children's mood, self-esteem, and perception of parent-child interaction. Social Development, 16(3), 596-618.
Story, L. B. & Repetti, R.L. (2006). Daily occupational stressors and marital behavior. Journal of Family Psychology, 20(4), 690-700.
Ochs, E., Graesch, A., Mittmann, A., Bradbury, T., & Repetti, R.L. (2006). Video ethnography and ethnoarchaeological tracking. In M. Catsouphes, E.E. Kossek, & S. Sweet (Eds.) Handbook of work and family: Multi-disciplinary perspectives and approaches (pp. 387-409). Mahwah, NJ: Erlbaum.
Wood, J.J. and Repetti, R. L. (2004). What gets dad involved: A longitudinal study of change in parental caregiving involvement. Journal of Family Psychology, 18(1), 237-249.
Wood, J.J., Repetti, R. L., & Roesch, S.C. (2004). Divorce and children's adjustment problems at home and school: The role of depressive/withdrawn parenting. Child Psychiatry and Human Development, 35(2), 121-142.
Repetti,R.L., Taylor, S.E., & Seeman, T.E. (2002). Risky families: Family social environments and the mental and physical health of offspring. Psychological Bulletin, 128 (2), 330-366.
Repetti, R.L. (2001). Searching for the roots of marital conflict in uxoricides and uxorious husbands. In A. Booth, A. Crouter, & M. Clements (Eds.) Couples in conflict. (pp. 47-55) Mahwah, NJ: Lawrence Erlbaum, Inc.
McGrath, E. & Repetti, R. L. (2000). Mothers' and fathers' attitudes toward their children's academic performance and children's perceptions of their academic competence. Journal of Youth and Adolescence, 29, 713-723.
Repetti, R. L., & Wood, J. (1997). Effects of daily stress at work on mothers' interactions with preschoolers. Journal of Family Psychology, 11(1), 90-108.
Repetti, R. L., & Wood, J. (1997). Families accommodating to chronic stress: Unintended and unnoticed processes. In B.H. Gottlieb (Ed.) Coping with chronic stress (pp. 191-220). New York: Plenum Publishing Corp.
Repetti, R.L. (1996). The effects of perceived daily social and academic failure experiences on school-age children's subsequent interactions with parents. Child Development, 67(4), 1467-1482.
Repetti, R.L. (1994). Short-term and long-term processes linking job stressors to father-child interaction. Social Development, 3(1), 1-15.
Jaycox, L.H., and Repetti, R.L. (1993). Conflict in families and the psychological adjustment of preadolescent children. Journal of Family Psychology, 7(3), 344-355.
Repetti, R.L. (1989). Effects of daily workload on subsequent behavior during marital interaction: The roles of social withdrawal and spouse spouse support. Journal of Personality and Social Psychology, 57(4), 651-659.