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Both Maternal Sensitivity and Atypical Maternal Behavior Independently Predict Attachment Security and Disorganization in Adolescent Mother–infant Relationships
Infant Behavior and Development
  • Greg Moran, University of Western Ontario
  • Lindsey Forbes, University of Western Ontario
  • Elspeth Evans, University of Western Ontario
  • George M. Tarabulsy, Université Laval
  • Sheri Madigan, Hospital for Sick Children, Toronto
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Article
Publication Date
4-1-2008
Abstract
Extant theory holds that variation in attachment security is largely determined by caregiver sensitivity whereas disorganization has its roots in atypical interactions that frighten the infant. These hypotheses were confirmed in the current study of a high-risk sample but, contrary to current theory, both atypical maternal behavior and maternal sensitivity were also significant independent predictors of attachment disorganization and security.
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Published in: Infant Behavior and Development Volume 31, Issue 2, April 2008, Pages 321-325. doi: 10.1016/j.infbeh.2007.12.012
Citation Information
Greg Moran, Lindsey Forbes, Elspeth Evans, George M. Tarabulsy, et al.. "Both Maternal Sensitivity and Atypical Maternal Behavior Independently Predict Attachment Security and Disorganization in Adolescent Mother–infant Relationships" Infant Behavior and Development Vol. 31 Iss. 2 (2008) p. 321 - 325
Available at: http://works.bepress.com/gregmoran/21/