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ERIC Number: EJ781448
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2008-Jan
Pages: 25
Abstractor: Author
Reference Count: 38
ISSN: ISSN-0300-4430
Caregiving in Counterpoint: Reciprocal Influences in the Musical Parenting of Younger and Older Infants
Custodero, Lori A.; Johnson-Green, Elissa A.
Early Child Development and Care, v178 n1 p15-39 Jan 2008
In a national (US) telephone survey of parents of four-month-old to six-month-old infants (n = 2250), 904 respondents answered the question "Is there anything else you want to tell me about how or why you use music with your baby?" Qualitative analyses of responses generated descriptors, which were applied to Bornstein's four caregiving domains to ascertain music's role in parenting infants. Findings indicated a preponderance of Social Caregiving and a merging of Material with Nurturant caregiving, showing the use of music with young infants to be primary and basic. Study 2 examines data from a follow-up written survey with the same participant pool. In responses to the same question from parents with infants 10-16 months old (n = 339), analyses revealed an even distribution between three domains: Social, Material, and a new merging of Nurturant with Didactic--indicating that parents were responding to children's familiar musical behavior with teaching as well as socializing. (Contains 3 figures, 6 tables and 4 notes.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
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Language: English
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Identifiers - Location: United States