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Deans, Carolyn L. – Early Child Development and Care, 2020
There is strong evidence that children of mothers with insecure attachment styles have poor outcome trajectories. "Maternal sensitivity" may be the behaviour which links mother and child attachment models. This would, therefore, be a natural target for treatment in attachment interventions. A systematic literature review was conducted to…
Descriptors: Mothers, Attachment Behavior, Intervention, Parent Child Relationship
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John, Aesha; Halliburton, Amy L. – Early Child Development and Care, 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.…
Descriptors: Q Methodology, Attachment Behavior, Research Methodology, Fathers
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Paquette, Daniel; Bigras, Marc – Early Child Development and Care, 2010
Initial validation data are presented for the Risky Situation (RS), a 20-minute observational procedure designed to assess the father-child activation relationship with children aged 12-18 months. The coding grid, which is simple and easy to use, allows parent-child dyads to be classified into three categories and provides an activation score. By…
Descriptors: Parent Child Relationship, Fathers, Risk, Validity