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Stability and change of attachment at 14, 24, and 58 months of age: behavior, representation, and life events.
J Child Psychol Psychiatry. 2000 Mar; 41(3):381-8.JC

Abstract

Stability and change of attachment was examined longitudinally in a group of 48 children at 14, 24, and 58 months of age. Whereas attachment classifications showed stability between 14 and 24 months, lack of stability was the case between either 14 or 24 months and 58 months. Mothers of children who did not exhibit stability of attachment reported more negative and less positive life events. No correspondence was found between attachment classification at 14 or 24 months and mental representations at 58 months. However there was agreement between representational and behavioral measures of attachment at 58 months, where mental representations of attachment appeared to mirror and complement behavioral classification of the attachment relationship with the mother. Evidence for continuity of attachment from infancy to childhood internal representations was found only in a subgroup of children who showed stability of secure attachment between infancy and 58 months of age. These children exhibited greater Emotional Openness in the SAT at 4.5 years. Findings are discussed in terms of different positions in attachment theory and research regarding the stability and change of attachment relationships.

Authors+Show Affiliations

University of Maryland, College Park 20742, USA.No affiliation info availableNo affiliation info availableNo affiliation info available

Pub Type(s)

Journal Article
Research Support, U.S. Gov't, P.H.S.

Language

eng

PubMed ID

10784085

Citation

Bar-Haim, Y, et al. "Stability and Change of Attachment at 14, 24, and 58 Months of Age: Behavior, Representation, and Life Events." Journal of Child Psychology and Psychiatry, and Allied Disciplines, vol. 41, no. 3, 2000, pp. 381-8.
Bar-Haim Y, Sutton DB, Fox NA, et al. Stability and change of attachment at 14, 24, and 58 months of age: behavior, representation, and life events. J Child Psychol Psychiatry. 2000;41(3):381-8.
Bar-Haim, Y., Sutton, D. B., Fox, N. A., & Marvin, R. S. (2000). Stability and change of attachment at 14, 24, and 58 months of age: behavior, representation, and life events. Journal of Child Psychology and Psychiatry, and Allied Disciplines, 41(3), 381-8.
Bar-Haim Y, et al. Stability and Change of Attachment at 14, 24, and 58 Months of Age: Behavior, Representation, and Life Events. J Child Psychol Psychiatry. 2000;41(3):381-8. PubMed PMID: 10784085.
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TY - JOUR T1 - Stability and change of attachment at 14, 24, and 58 months of age: behavior, representation, and life events. AU - Bar-Haim,Y, AU - Sutton,D B, AU - Fox,N A, AU - Marvin,R S, PY - 2000/4/28/pubmed PY - 2000/7/15/medline PY - 2000/4/28/entrez SP - 381 EP - 8 JF - Journal of child psychology and psychiatry, and allied disciplines JO - J Child Psychol Psychiatry VL - 41 IS - 3 N2 - Stability and change of attachment was examined longitudinally in a group of 48 children at 14, 24, and 58 months of age. Whereas attachment classifications showed stability between 14 and 24 months, lack of stability was the case between either 14 or 24 months and 58 months. Mothers of children who did not exhibit stability of attachment reported more negative and less positive life events. No correspondence was found between attachment classification at 14 or 24 months and mental representations at 58 months. However there was agreement between representational and behavioral measures of attachment at 58 months, where mental representations of attachment appeared to mirror and complement behavioral classification of the attachment relationship with the mother. Evidence for continuity of attachment from infancy to childhood internal representations was found only in a subgroup of children who showed stability of secure attachment between infancy and 58 months of age. These children exhibited greater Emotional Openness in the SAT at 4.5 years. Findings are discussed in terms of different positions in attachment theory and research regarding the stability and change of attachment relationships. SN - 0021-9630 UR - https://www.unboundmedicine.com/medline/citation/10784085/Stability_and_change_of_attachment_at_14_24_and_58_months_of_age:_behavior_representation_and_life_events_ L2 - https://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/resolve/openurl?genre=article&sid=nlm:pubmed&issn=0021-9630&date=2000&volume=41&issue=3&spage=381 DB - PRIME DP - Unbound Medicine ER -