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The effects of culture on mother-infant interaction.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  3635597     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
A study was conducted to investigate the influence of culture on infant behavior, maternal attitudes toward child rearing, and maternal-infant interaction in 39 Korean and American mother-infant dyads at two to three days after delivery. Significant findings for the Brazelton Neonatal Behavioral Assessment Scale included more rapid habituation by the Korean infants (P = 0.01) and better state regulation by the American infants (P = 0.01). In addition, on the Cohler's maternal scale, Korean mothers were found to view their infants as more passive and dependent than American mothers did (P less than 0.00). No differences were found in maternal reciprocity (Maternal-Infant Adaptation Scale) or maternal sensitivity (Maternal-Infant Play Interaction Scale). The findings are attributed to a combination of culturally specific differences, differences in the testing situation, and maternal medication during labor.
E S Choi; R K Hamilton
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Journal of obstetric, gynecologic, and neonatal nursing : JOGNN / NAACOG     Volume:  15     ISSN:  0884-2175     ISO Abbreviation:  J Obstet Gynecol Neonatal Nurs     Publication Date:    1986 May-Jun
Date Detail:
Created Date:  1986-07-09     Completed Date:  1986-07-09     Revised Date:  2004-11-17    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  8503123     Medline TA:  J Obstet Gynecol Neonatal Nurs     Country:  UNITED STATES    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  256-61     Citation Subset:  IM; N    
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MeSH Terms
Cross-Cultural Comparison
Infant, Newborn / psychology
Korea / ethnology
Mother-Child Relations*
Mothers / psychology
Pediatric Nursing
Psychological Tests
United States

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