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ERIC Number: ED407090
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1996-Aug
Pages: 14
Abstractor: N/A
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Day-Care Experience and Infant-Mother Attachment.
Rauh, Hellgard; And Others
The Berlin Longitudinal Study of Early Adaptation to Novel Situations examined early day-care experiences and the security of infant-mother attachment. Thirty-four infants entering day care before their first birthday and 20 infants entering between 12 and 18 months were compared in their reactions to day care during the first 4 weeks of familiarization with the new setting. Results indicated that one-third of the infants reacted to the new experience with lowered mood and increased irritability, with the reaction more intense but less prolonged in older infants. At 12 months of age, there were no significant differences in quality of attachment between infants with and without day care experience. At 21 months of age, however, children who had entered day care at a later age were more likely to be insecurely attached when they had experienced an abrupt mode of familiarization, while children who had entered late and by a lenient mode of familiarization were more likely to be securely attached at the end of the second year. (MDM)
Publication Type: Reports - Research; Speeches/Meeting Papers
Education Level: N/A
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Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
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Identifiers - Location: Germany (Berlin)