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ERIC Number: EJ830960
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2006-Jan
Pages: 16
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 59
ISSN: ISSN-1525-0008
Short-Term Reliability and Continuity of Emotional Availability in Mother-Child Dyads across Contexts of Observation
Bornstein, Marc H.; Gini, Motti; Putnick, Diane L.; Haynes, O. Maurice; Painter, Kathleen M.; Suwalsky, Joan T. D.
Infancy, v10 n1 p1-16 Jan 2006
Emotional availability (EA) is a prominent index of socioemotional adaptation in the parent-child dyad. Is EA affected by context? In this methodological study, 34 mothers and their 2-year-olds were observed in 2 different settings (home vs. laboratory) 1 week apart. Significant cross-context reliability and continuity in EA as measured with the "Emotional Availability Scales" emerged. Because EA is not affected by context, cross-context generalizations about EA status in the dyad may be warranted. This work further documents the adequate psychometric properties of emotional availability. (Contains 2 tables.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
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Language: English
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