ERIC Number: ED290274
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1987-Apr
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Maternal and Handicapped Child Characteristics Associated with Maternal Involvement Behavior.
Huntington, Gail S.
Eighty-six mother-infant pairs were studied to determine the extent to which maternal and child variables predicted maternal involvement. The infants, ranging in age from 3-36 months, were examined on temperament and developmental status. Maternal characteristics studied were temperament, locus of control, and socioeconomic status. Criterion variables were the amount, quality, and appropriateness of the mother's involvement with her child. Maternal locus of control was found to be the strongest predictor; those mothers who felt some control over their lives were likely to be involved with their handicapped child in warmer, more accepting ways that more closely matched their child's interest and abilities. (JDD)
Publication Type: Reports - Research; Speeches/Meeting Papers
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Note: Paper presented at the Biennial Meeting of the Society for Research and Development in Children (Baltimore, MD, April 23-26, 1987).