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ERIC Number: ED124304
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1975-Apr
Pages: 15
Abstractor: N/A
Reference Count: 0
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Attachment in Day Care Children: Field and Laboratory Findings.
Ragozin, Arlene
A total of 20 children, between 17 and 38 months old, were observed in their day care centers and in a standardized laboratory procedure. In both settings, preseparation, separation, and reunion situations were observed. Observers coded proximity-increasing and proximity-decreasing behaviors to mother and to other adults; in addition, distress, exploratory behaviors, and peer-directed behaviors were recorded. Behavior in day care centers shows clear evidence of attachment to mother: attachment behaviors were directed preferentially to mother, and rates of attachment behaviors increased from preseparation to reunion episodes. In the laboratory, age-related differences in behavior were consistent with those previously found in home-reared children. The results indicate a lack of intraindividual consistency between the two settings. (Author/SB)
Publication Type: Speeches/Meeting Papers
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Note: Paper presented at the biennial meeting of the Society for Research in Child Development (Denver, Colorado, April 10-13, 1975)