Selected Publications

The research from the Repetti research lab covers a number of related areas. Use the links on the left to view or download copies of research articles and chapters by Rena Repetti, in collaboration with her colleagues and students, within each of the areas described below.

  1. SCRD 2011
    • Repetti Lab presentations from the 2011 biennial meeting of the Society for Research in Child Development in Montreal.

  2. Family Processes
    • 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.

  3. Social, Emotional, and Physical Development
    • These studies examine the mental and physical health, self-perceptions, attitudes and academic performance of children ranging from elementary school-age through adolescence. In particular, they ask how development in these areas might be influenced by the primary social contexts in which children grow, peer relationships and the family.

  4. Work and Family
    • Much of Professor Repetti's research examines how experiences at work may shape patterns of family interaction and influence offspring (and vice versa), both in the short-term and in the long-run. Included are studies of work-family spillover processes, and family reunions after work.

  5. Social Environments and Multiple Social Roles
    • A related area of research considers how the combination of experiences in work and family roles influence adult mental and physical health. A new line of research focuses on adolescents’ expectations for their future work and family roles. Also included here are papers addressing the effects of social environments, particularly the social environment associated with one’s work role, on health.

  6. Stress, Coping and Health
    • The papers listed here discuss stress and coping processes during childhood, adolescence, and adulthood; they include measures of HPA activity (cortisol), and studies of stress and coping at work.

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