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ERIC Number: EJ891612
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2010-Aug
Pages: 16
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 40
ISSN: ISSN-0300-4430
Brazilian Children's Behavioural Differentiation between the Mother, Unfamiliar Adults and Professional Caregivers
Pingault, Jean-Baptiste
Early Child Development and Care, v180 n7 p957-972 Aug 2010
This study took place in two organisations with opposite socio-economic characteristics which gather children (one to four years), their mothers (or nannies), unfamiliar adults and professional caregivers. Pursuant to attachment theory, the children clearly differentiated their mothers from unfamiliar adults according to proximity indicators and time in oriented behaviours. Children's behaviours towards the professionals were assessed on the same criteria: interactions with the professionals were characterised by availability without great proximity; no difference appeared between mothers and nannies. Children's behaviours towards adults were mirrored by adults' behaviours towards children. Implications in the qualification of the relationship to non-parental caregivers are discussed. (Contains 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: Brazil