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Parents' emotional availability and infant emotional competence: predictors of parent-infant attachment and emerging self-regulation.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  12561291     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
One-year-old infants (N = 62) and their mothers and fathers were observed in free play and teaching sessions in order to examine parents' emotional availability and the infant's emotional competence. Mothers were more emotionally available than fathers, and infants exhibited more effortful attention with mothers than with fathers. Similar relations between parental emotional availability and infant emotional competence were found for mother-infant and father-infant dyads. Change in parental emotional availability covaried with change in infant emotional competence. Individual differences in parental emotional availability and infant emotional competence were more consistent across contexts than across parents. Infant effortful attention at 12 months was a mediator between maternal emotional availability at 12 months and toddler situational compliance at 16 months.
Brenda L Volling; Nancy L McElwain; Paul C Notaro; Carla Herrera
Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article; Research Support, Non-U.S. Gov't    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Journal of family psychology : JFP : journal of the Division of Family Psychology of the American Psychological Association (Division 43)     Volume:  16     ISSN:  0893-3200     ISO Abbreviation:  J Fam Psychol     Publication Date:  2002 Dec 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2003-02-03     Completed Date:  2003-03-03     Revised Date:  2006-11-15    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  8802265     Medline TA:  J Fam Psychol     Country:  United States    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  447-65     Citation Subset:  IM    
University of Michigan, Department of Psychology, 525 East University, Ann Arbor, Michigan 48109-1109, USA.
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MeSH Terms
Infant Behavior
Object Attachment
Parent-Child Relations*
Parents / psychology*
Self Efficacy*

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