NotesFAQContact Us
Collection
Advanced
Search Tips
PDF pending restoration PDF pending restoration
ERIC Number: ED168719
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1979-Mar
Pages: 14
Abstractor: N/A
Reference Count: 0
ISBN: N/A
ISSN: N/A
The Interrelation of Parenting, Spousal Interaction and Infant Competence: A Suggestive Analysis.
Belsky, Jay
This paper argues that researchers should not investigate child development simply through studies of the child alone or mother-infant interactions, but rather through studies of the family as a system. Data is reported which seem to support this view. A review of recent literature indicates that an adequate account of child development requires an interdisciplinary effort involving family sociology and developmental psychology. A conceptual model is proposed in which there are reciprocal interrelations between the child's development, parental behaviors, and husband-wife interactions. Data drawn from a previously published study appear to support this model with respect to interrelations (1) between paternal (and maternal to a lesser degree) parental behaviors and husband-wife interactions, (2) between parental behavior and infant exploratory competence and (3) between infant competence and husband-wife interactions. Further research about these interrelations as they change over time is recommended. (BH)
Publication Type: Speeches/Meeting Papers; Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers: Exploratory Behavior; Parent Behavior; Parent Interaction
Note: Paper presented at the Biennial Meeting of the Society for Research in Child Development (San Francisco, California, March 15-18, 1979)