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ERIC Number: EJ1123012
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2016
Pages: 9
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-0742-1656
Parental Representations and Attachment Security in Young Israeli Mothers' Bird's Nest Drawings
Goldner, Limor; Golan, Yifat
Art Therapy: Journal of the American Art Therapy Association, v33 n4 p186-194 2016
The Bird's Nest Drawing (BND; Kaiser, 1996) is an art-based technique developed to assess attachment security. In an attempt to expand the BND's validity, the authors explored the possible associations between parental representations and the BND's dimensions and attachment classifications in a sample of 80 young Israeli mothers. Positive associations were found between mothers' satisfaction, communication, and limit setting and levels of vitality and optimism, as measured by the BND drawings. Demandingness of the child correlated positively with bizarreness in the mothers' drawings. Mothers who drew bird's nests that were rated as avoidant/dismissing exhibited lower levels of setting limits and tended to perceive higher levels of demandingness than mothers whose drawings were rated as secure/autonomous.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
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Language: English
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Identifiers - Location: Israel
Identifiers - Assessments and Surveys: Parenting Stress Index
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