ERIC Number: ED086323
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1973-Mar
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Relationships Between Neonatal Characteristics and Mother-Infant Interaction.
Osofsky, Joy D.; Danzger, Barbara
A total of 51 mothers and their newborn infants were studied in order to evaluate the relationship between neonatal style and the early mother-infant relationship. The procedure included an infant assessment with the Brazelton Neonatal Assessment Scale, a mother-infant interaction observation during feeding, and an interview concerning maternal attitudes and perceptions. The findings suggest that there are consistencies in infant state and behavioral measures across situations. The data also suggest consistent and interactive relationships between patterns of maternal stimulation and infant behavior in corresponding areas. For example, the attentive, sensitive mother tends to have a responsive baby and vice versa. The findings provide additional meaningful information about the early development of the complex relationship between children and parents. (Author/SET)
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Sponsor: Health Services and Mental Health Administration (DHEW), Bethesda, MD.
Authoring Institution: Temple Univ., Philadelphia, PA.
Identifiers - Assessments and Surveys: Brazelton Neonatal Assessment Scale