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ERIC Number: EJ1015849
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2013-Jul
Pages: 17
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-1944-7515
Influences on Maternal Responsivity in Mothers of Children with Fragile X Syndrome
Sterling, Audra M.; Warren, Steven F.; Brady, Nancy; Fleming, Kandace
American Journal on Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities, v118 n4 p310-326 Jul 2013
This study investigated the influence of maternal and child variables on the maternal responsivity of 55 mothers with young children with fragile X syndrome. Data included video observations of mother-child interactions in four different contexts, standardized assessments with the children, and standardized questionnaires for the mothers. The video observations were coded for child communication acts; maternal responsivity was coded at two levels: a more general measure and a behavior-by-behavior measure. Results indicated that child developmental level and language ability strongly influenced behavior-by-behavior responsivity, while maternal IQ was the strongest predictor of both general and behavior-by-behavior responsivity, after controlling for child developmental level.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
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Language: English
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