Ramona T. Mercer - Maternal Role Attainment


Ramona T. Mercer

Maternal Role Attainment

Mercer, R. T. (1977). Postpartum illness and the acquaintance-attachment process. American Journal of Nursing, 77(7), 1174-1178.

Mercer, R. T. (1981). A theoretical framework for studying factors that impact on the maternal role. Nursing Research, 30(2), 73-77.

Mercer, R. T. (1985). The process of maternal role attainment over the first year. Nursing Research, 34(4), 198-204.

Mercer, R. T. (1986). The relationship of developmental variables to maternal behavior. Research in Nursing & Health, 9(1), 25-33.

Mercer, R. T. (1986). Predictors of maternal role attainment at one year postbirth. Western Journal of Nursing Research, 8(1), 3-32.

Mercer, R. T., May, K. A., Ferketich, S., & DeJoseph, J. (1986). Theoretical models for studying the effect of antepartum stress on the family. Nursing Research, 35(6), 339-346.

Mercer, R. T., & Ferketich, S. L. (1988). Stress and social support as predictors of anxiety and depression during pregnancy. Advances in Nursing Science, 10(2), 83-95.

Mercer, R. T., Ferketich, S. L., DeJoseph, J., May, K. A., & Sollid, D. (1988). Effect of stress on family functioning during pregnancy. Nursing Research, 37(5), 268-275.

Mercer, R. T., Nichols, E. G., & Doyle, G. C. (1988). Transitions over the life cycle: A comparison of mothers and nonmothers. Nursing Research, 37(3), 144-151.

Ferketich, S. L. & Mercer, R. T. (1989). Men's health status during pregnancy and early fatherhood. Research in Nursing & Health, 12(3), 137-148.

Mercer, R. T., Ferketich, S. L. (1990). Predictors of family functioning eight month following birth. Nursing Research, 39(2), 76-82.

Ferketich, S. L., & Mercer, R. T. (1992). Focus on psychometrics: Aggregating family data. Research in Nursing & Health, 15(4), 313-317.

Mercer, R. T., Ferketich, S. L., & DeJoseph, J. F. (1993). Predictors of partner relationships during pregnancy and infancy. Research in Nursing & Health, 16(1), 45-56.

Ferketich, S., & Mercer, R. T. (1994), Predictors of paternal role competence by risk status. Nursing Research, 43(2), 80-85.

Mercer, R. T., & Ferketich, S. L. (1994). Predictors of maternal role competence by risk status. Nursing Research, 43(1), 38-43.

Mercer, R. T., & Ferketich, S. L. (1994). Maternal-infant attachment of experienced and inexperienced mothers during infancy. Nursing Research, 43(6), 344-351.

Ferketich, S. L., & Mercer, R. T. (1995). Paternal-infant attachment of experienced and inexperienced fathers during infancy. Nursing Research, 44(1), 31-37. doi:10.1097/00006199-199501000-00007

Ferketich, S. L., & Mercer, R. T. (1995). Predictors of role competence for experienced and inexperienced fathers. Nursing Research, 44(2), 89-95.

Mercer, R. T. (1995). Becoming a mother: Research on maternal identity from Rubin to the present. New York, NY: Springer.

Mercer, R. T., & Ferketich, S. L. (1995). Experienced and inexperienced mothers' maternal competence during infancy. Research in Nursing & Health, 18(4), 333-343.

Meighan, M. M., Bee, A. M., Legge, D., Oetting, S. (1998). Romana, T. Mercer: Maternal role attainment. In A. M. Tomey & M. R. Alligood (Eds.), Nursing theorists and their work (4th ed. pp. 407- 422). St. Louis: Mosby.

Meighan, M. (2002). Mercer's maternal role attainment theory in nursing practice. In M. R. Alligood & A. M. Tomey (Eds.), Nursing theory utilization & application ( 2nd ed., pp. 367-383). St. Louis: Mosby.

Mercer, R. (2004). Becoming a mother versus maternal role attainment. Journal of Nursing Scholarship, 36(3), 226-232. doi:10.1111/j.1547-5069.2004.04042.x

Mercer, R. T. (2006). Nursing support of the process of becoming a mother. JOGNN: Journal of Obstetric, Gynecologic & Neonatal Nursing, 35(5), 649. doi:10.1111/j.1552-6909.2006.00086.x

Mercer, R., & Walker, L. (2006). A review of nursing interventions to foster becoming a mother. JOGNN: Journal of Obstetric, Gynecologic & Neonatal Nursing, 35(5), 568-582 15p. doi:10.1111/j.1552-6909.2006.00080.x