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ERIC Number: EJ768252
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2007
Pages: 15
Abstractor: Author
Reference Count: 42
ISSN: ISSN-0143-0343
Attachment Representation of Institutionalized Children in Japan
Katsurada, Emiko
School Psychology International, v28 n3 p331-345 2007
This exploratory study represents one of the first attachment investigations of Japanese children who have been institutionalized. Mental representation of attachment was assessed using George and Solomon's (1990, 1996, 2000) Attachment Doll Play Classification System of the Bretherton et al. (1990) doll play story stems. Participants were 32 Japanese children aged 4--6 years old. Sixteen children lived in institutions, while the remaining 16 lived with their biological parents. No secure attachment was found in the institutionalized children, and disorganized attachment was more prevalent in the institutionalized children versus the comparison group. In addition, the type of disorganization was primarily constricted rather than chaotic. Implications for future research are discussed. (Contains 1 table and 1 figure).
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: N/A
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: Japan