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Associations between parental and child attachment representations.
Attachment & human development
Publication types: Journal Article - Publication Status: ppublish
In the present article on intergenerational transmission of attachment representations, we use mothers' and fathers' Adult Attachment Interview classifications to predict a 3-year-old's responses to the Attachment Story Completion Task (ASCT). We present a Q-sort coding procedure for the ASCT, which was developed for children as young as three. The Q-sort yields scores on four attachment dimensions (security, deactivation, hyperactivation, and disorganization). One-way ANOVAs revealed significant mother-child associations for each dimension, although results for the hyperactivation and disorganization dimensions were significant only according to contrast tests. Conversely, no father-child association was found, regardless of the dimension considered. Findings are discussed in terms of the respective part played by each parent in their children's emotional development.
Adult, Child, Preschool, Female, Humans, Male, Middle Aged, Object Attachment, Parent-Child Relations, Questionnaires, Reactive Attachment Disorder, Reproducibility of Results
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