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ERIC Number: EJ854408
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2008-Jun
Pages: 10
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 51
ISSN: ISSN-0312-5033
Parent Cognitions and Parent-Infant Interaction: The Relationship with Development in the First 12 Months
Ferrier-Lynn, Melissa; Skouteris, Helen
Australian Journal of Early Childhood, v33 n2 p17-26 Jun 2008
This study examined parent cognitions and parent-infant interaction in terms of their contribution to infant development in the first 12 months. With a sample of 95 mother-infant dyads, results using structural equation modelling confirmed the expected finding that parent-infant interaction mediates the association between parent cognitions and infant development. An unexpected finding was that the direct association between parent cognitions and infant development was stronger than the direct association between parent-infant interaction and infant development. These findings are discussed with regard to the implications for preventative and early intervention models. (Contains 3 tables and 3 figures.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Early Childhood Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: Australia
Identifiers - Assessments and Surveys: Parenting Stress Index; Bayley Scales of Infant Development