ERIC Number: ED161238
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1978-Jun
Reference Count: 0
Attachment in Preschool Deaf Children.
Greenberg, Mark T.
A study was designed to examine the attachment behavior of 28 preschool deaf children and their hearing mothers and compare their patterns of behavior to previous reports of normal hearing dyads, and within this sample examine the relationship between communicative ability and phase of attachment. The sample was subdivided by communication method--oral or total. Among findings were that the majority of children displayed no distress during separation; that upon reunion, about half of the children showed sociable behavior without proximity seeking, while the other half showed approach behavior, often combined with ignoring or resisting behavior; and that communicative competence was highly related to display of the Phase IV (goal-corrected) partnership. (SBH)
Publication Type: Speeches/Meeting Papers
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Note: Paper presented at the Human Ethology Section of the Meeting of the Animal Behavior Society (Seattle, Washington, June 1978)