ERIC Number: ED259487
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1985-Apr
Reference Count: 0
Depicting Developmental Change in the Degree and Direction of Interdependence within Dyadic States: Application to a Dyad with a Baby with Down Syndrome.
McCollum, Jeanette A.
The paper describes the use of the z-score (an approach to predicting one member's behavior from the other's) for constructing a visual picture of the reciprocal interplay between an infant and caregiver. The approach taken was to divide the comparison of conditional to unconditional probabilities into four sets of scores and then to plot them together for visual analysis. Results of a dyad containing a Down Syndrome baby show that the baby spent more time looking at a toy than at the mother, while the mother looked more at the baby's face at younger ages and at the toy at the older ages. The analysis allows inspection of changing relationships over time and over settings. In general, the analysis suggested that the mother's gaze behavior was more dependent on the baby's than vice versa and that interdependence was generally more consistent in play than in instructional situations. Five figures are appended. (CL)
Publication Type: Speeches/Meeting Papers; Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Note: Paper presented at the poster session of the Conference of the Society for Research in Child Development (Toronto, Canada, April, 1985). Best copy available.