ERIC Number: ED114192
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1975-Apr
Reference Count: N/A
Neonatal Characteristics and Directional Effects in Mother-Infant Interaction.
Osofsky, Joy D.
This study of 134 mothers and their newborn infants evaluated the relationships between neonatal style and mother-infant interaction. The procedure included a newborn assessment with the Brazelton Neonatal Assessment Scale and two mother-infant interaction observations, one carried out during feeding and the other during a semi-structured situation. The results indicated that there were consistent relationships between infant and maternal behaviors; more alert and responsive infants have more responsive and sensitive mothers. These consistencies were found for both infants and mothers across the different situations. Possible directional interpretations of the findings were proposed. (Author/GO)
Publication Type: Speeches/Meeting Papers
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Department of Health, Education, and Welfare, Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Assessments and Surveys: Brazelton Neonatal Assessment Scale