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ERIC Number: EJ882111
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2010-Jan
Pages: 15
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 62
ISSN: ISSN-0300-4430
Q Methodology to Assess Child-Father Attachment
John, Aesha; Halliburton, Amy L.
Early Child Development and Care, v180 n1-2 p71-85 Jan 2010
This work aims to highlight the relevance of Stephenson's Q methodology (QM) for improving the assessment of child-father attachment relationships. We argue that reconceptualising the relationship can enhance the validity of assessment techniques and help in identifying the paternal behaviours that predict a secure child-father attachment pattern. To this end, we first review the inconclusive and sometimes contradictory findings about links among paternal behaviours, child-father security of attachment, and socio-emotional well-being. Second, the methodological challenges in assessing child-father interactions and relationships are outlined. Finally, with the help of empirical evidence, theoretical perspectives, and observational data gathered from child-father interactions, we substantiate the use of QM in conceptualising and assessing child-father attachment relationships. (Contains 1 figure.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Evaluative
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Language: English
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