Are parents doing better when they are together? A study on the association between parental sensitivity and family-level processes

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ID Serval
serval:BIB_0A1E2E7D02C4
Type
Article: article d'un périodique ou d'un magazine.
Collection
Publications
Institution
Titre
Are parents doing better when they are together? A study on the association between parental sensitivity and family-level processes
Périodique
Early Child Development and Care
Auteur(s)
Udry-Jørgensen Laura, Tissot Hervé, Frascarolo France, Despland Jean-Nicolas, Favez Nicolas
ISSN
0300-4430
1476-8275
Statut éditorial
Publié
Date de publication
02/06/2016
Volume
186
Numéro
6
Pages
915-926
Langue
anglais
Résumé
The aim of this study was to evaluate the influence of one parent's presence on the quality of the interaction between the other parent and their three-month-old infant. Family interactions were observed in a sample of 69 two-parent families. Parental sensitivity was assessed during two sessions, first in a ‘dyadic’ context (D) and then in a ‘dyad within the triad’ context (DT). Subsequently, we compared maternal and paternal sensitivity in the D and DT contexts according to the quality of family functioning (‘high coordination’ versus ‘low coordination’). The results showed that parents were significantly more sensitive in the DT context than in the D context. This effect appeared to vary according to the quality of family alliance. Moreover, family alliance was globally associated with sensitive parenting. This study helps clarify the role of the triad as a protective factor for early infant–parent dyads.
Mots-clé
Developmental and Educational Psychology, Pediatrics, Social Psychology
Web of science
Financement(s)
Fonds national suisse
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