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ERIC Number: ED528707
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2004-May-7
Pages: 10
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 13
The Contributions of Infant Temperament and Child Care to Infant Social Development
Nathans, Laura L.; Meece, Darrell; Kossek, Ellen; Barratt, Marguerite
Online Submission, Paper presented at the International Conference on Infant Studies (Chicago, IL, May 7, 2004)
Previous research has documented associations between young children's social development and both temperament and child care quality. The preponderance of research in this area has focused on preschool-age and older children, resulting in few studies focusing on these variables during infancy. In the current investigation, temperament and child care quality were measured through interviews with mothers of 4- to 19-month-olds. Results demonstrated associations between infant personal-social development and both temperament and child care quality. Further analyses revealed that of both temperament and child care quality, only temperament made a unique contribution to the prediction of infant personal-social development. This suggests that the link between child care quality and infant personal-social development is attenuated by the infant's temperament.
Publication Type: Reports - Research; Speeches/Meeting Papers
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Language: English
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