Sweep Description

Title

Phase 07 and 08

Principal Investigator

Professor Jonathan Hill (University of Reading), Professor Helen Sharp (University of Liverpool)

Publisher

University of Liverpool

Abstract

The WCHADS extensive sample mothers and their partners completed questionnaire measures at approximately 12 months postpartum. Domains of measurement include; parental and infant mental health, physical health, demographic change, infant temperament, lifestyle and relationship information, parenting, infant behaviour.

Women in the WCHADS intensive subsample completed multiple additional domains of assessment including; diagnostic and other interviews, questionnaires and a range of filmed observational assessments of mothers and infants (e.g. mother-infant interaction, strange situation to assess attachment security, and laboratory tests of temperament) at approximately 12 months postpartum. Some hypothesis driven experimental measures to assess infant development were completed. Physiological data was gathered from infants including cortisol reactivity to a social stressor and vagal tone during a range of control and stress related laboratory procedures.

Study website: https://www.liverpool.ac.uk/institute-of-life-and-human-sciences/schools-and-departments/department-of-psychological-sciences/research/first-steps/

LifeStage

Pregnancy, birth and infancy

LifeStageDescription

Pregnancy - 1 year

Coverage

Date
2008 - 2011
Geographical Coverage Description

Wirral, Merseyside, England

Highest Level
Country
Lowest Level
Address
Country
GB-ENG

Funding

Data

Kinds of Data
Survey Data, Demographic Data
Analysis Unit
Individual

WCHADS Phase 07 and 08 Mother Questionnaire

Name

wchads_08_ph07_8mi

Label

WCHADS Phase 07 and 08 Mother Questionnaire

Data Collection Date
2008 - 2011
Mode of Data Collection

Self-administered survey using a traditional paper questionnaire.

WCHADS Phase 07 Partner Questionnaire

Name

wchads_08_ph07px

Label

WCHADS Phase 07 Partner Questionnaire

Data Collection Date
2008 - 2011
Mode of Data Collection

Self-administered survey using a traditional paper questionnaire.

WCHADS Phase 08 Mother Interview/Child Assessment

Name

wchads_08_ph08mi

Label

WCHADS Phase 08 Mother Interview/Child Assessment

Data Collection Date
2008 - 2011
Mode of Data Collection

Research method that involves observing and collecting data as they occur without attempting to manipulate any of the independent variables. Observation is conducted in a controlled, artificially created setting. The researcher interacts with the subjects and often plays a role in the situation under observation.

Mode of Data Collection

Assessment of personality traits or psychological/behavioural responses by means of specialised measures or tests.

Mode of Data Collection

Data collection method in which a live interviewer conducts a personal interview, presenting questions and entering the responses.