NotesFAQContact Us
Search Tips
ERIC Number: ED319217
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1989
Pages: 18
Abstractor: N/A
Reference Count: N/A
The Role of Parental Attitudes and the Quality of the Home Learning Environment in the Mental Development of Prematurely Born Children.
Kalmar, Magda; Boronkai, Judit
Data are presented from a long-term follow-up study investigating the interplay of various factors contributing to the developmental outcome of prematurely born children. Fifty-eight low-risk pre-term Hungarian children are compared to 100 full-term children, from birth to age 6, on socioeconomic status, family climate, and intellectual stimulation. Maternal attitudes are analyzed in terms of perfectionism, over-permissiveness, over-protectiveness, rejecting/neglecting, predictability, and authoritarian/democratic elements. The evidence indicates that perinatal risk conditions such as preterm birth have a differential impact on mental development depending upon social-environmental factors. Advantaged family circumstances may reduce or even fully compensate for the adverse effects of perinatal risks, while a disadvantaged environment is likely to amplify them. Includes 59 references. (JDD)
Publication Type: Speeches/Meeting Papers; Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: Hungary