ERIC Number: ED194538
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1976
Reference Count: 0
Instructions for Administration of the Maternal Interaction Structured Situation (MISS).
Johnson, Dale L.; And Others
The mother-child interaction procedure described in this manual was developed as one part of the evaluation measures for the Houston Parent-Child Development Center. The Maternal Interaction Structured Situation (MISS) involves the videotaping of a mother and her child involved in a variety of tasks. Using standardized instructions, the tester explains the rationale for the measure, and the task procedures. Mothers of one-year-olds are asked to complete the Book Task, Teaching Toys, and Free Play. Mothers of two-year-olds are asked to complete the Book Task, Animal Sort, Square Task, Play Village, and Free Play. Mothers of three-year-olds are asked to complete Free Play, Book Task, Block Sort, Block Design, and Teaching Toys. The videotapes of the mother-child interactions are evaluated on eight rating scales: Mother's Affectionateness, Mother's Use of Praise, Mother's Use of Criticism, Mother's Control of Child Behavior, Mother's Use of Reasoning with Child, Mother's Encouragement of Child's Verbalization, Child's Verbal Communication, and Mother's Interest in the Situation. (BW)
Publication Type: Tests/Questionnaires
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Houston Univ., TX. Dept. of Psychology.
Identifiers: Maternal Interaction Structured Situation; Test Manuals