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Can a Measure of Disrupted Caregiver Behavior Discriminate Infant Disorganized Attachment from Insecure-organized Attachment?
Psychology Presentations
  • Sheri Madigan, Hospital for Sick Children, Toronto
  • Diane Benoit, Hospital for Sick Children, Toronto
  • Greg Moran, University of Western Ontario
Document Type
Presentation
Publication Date
3-1-2007
Abstract
Purpose: To examine if a measure of disrupted caregiver behavior is equally effective in differentiating children with disorganized attachment from children with secure and insecure-organized attachment. Method: One hundred and eighty-four low-risk mother-infant dyads participated in this study. Mother-infant attachment relationships were assessed using the Strange Situation procedure and disrupted caregiver behavior was assessed at 12 and 18 months using the AMBIANCE measure. Results: Disrupted caregiver behavior distinguished children with disorganized attachment from children with secure attachment but not from children with resistant attachment.
Notes
Poster presented at Biennial Meeting of the Society for Research in Child Development, Boston, Massachusetts in March 2007.
Citation Information
Sheri Madigan, Diane Benoit and Greg Moran. "Can a Measure of Disrupted Caregiver Behavior Discriminate Infant Disorganized Attachment from Insecure-organized Attachment?" (2007)
Available at: http://works.bepress.com/gregmoran/38/