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Maternal self-efficacy, knowledge of infant development, sensory sensitivity, and maternal response during interaction.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  17605520     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
Abstract/OtherAbstract:
When their infants were 6 months of age, mothers were assessed for self-efficacy (low, moderate, and high illusory control) and knowledge of infant development to determine their impact on mothers' behavioral sensitivity and affect during a feeding task at 9 months (N=70). Mothers' sensory sensitivity to digital images of infants' negative and positive expressions assessed in a signal detection task at 6 months was hypothesized to mediate this relation. Mothers with moderate illusory control exhibited greatest behavioral sensitivity and positive affect. Low knowledge was associated with reduced sensitivity for mothers with low illusory control only. When viewing the negative expression, mothers with moderate illusory control and high knowledge exhibited greatest sensory sensitivity, and mothers with high illusory control and moderate/high knowledge were least sensitive. Although sensory sensitivity was not a mediating variable, its relation to both illusory control and subsequent maternal measures during feeding was informative. Although greater sensory sensitivity predicted more sensitive behavior and more positive affect, only for maternal affect was the relation independent of illusion of control effects.
Authors:
Wilberta Donovan; Nicole Taylor; Lewis Leavitt
Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article; Research Support, N.I.H., Extramural    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Developmental psychology     Volume:  43     ISSN:  0012-1649     ISO Abbreviation:  Dev Psychol     Publication Date:  2007 Jul 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2007-07-03     Completed Date:  2007-08-27     Revised Date:  2008-11-21    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  0260564     Medline TA:  Dev Psychol     Country:  United States    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  865-76     Citation Subset:  IM    
Copyright Information:
Copyright 2007 APA.
Affiliation:
Waisman Center, University of Wisconsin-Madison, Madison, WI 53705, USA. Donovan@waisman.wisc.edu
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MeSH Terms
Descriptor/Qualifier:
Adult
Affect
Child Development*
Cognition
Facial Expression
Female
Humans
Infant
Maternal Behavior*
Mother-Child Relations*
Mothers / psychology*
Self Efficacy*
Signal Detection, Psychological*
Grant Support
ID/Acronym/Agency:
HD38378/HD/NICHD NIH HHS; P30 HD03352/HD/NICHD NIH HHS

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