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Predicting children's separation anxiety at age 6: the contributions of infant-mother attachment security, maternal sensitivity, and maternal separation anxiety.
Attach Hum Dev. 2005 Dec; 7(4):393-408.AH

Abstract

The purpose of the present investigation was to examine the precursors and familial conditions which sustain school-aged children's separation anxiety. In a prospective, longitudinal study of 99 mother-child dyads, infancy measures of infant-mother attachment security, maternal separation anxiety, and maternal sensitivity were used to predict children's self-reported symptoms of separation anxiety at age 6. Insecurely attached children reported more separation anxiety than securely attached children. Insecure-ambivalent children reported marginally more separation anxiety than securely attached children, but not more than insecure-avoidant attached children. Regression analysis showed infant-mother attachment security and mother's sensitivity added uniquely to the prediction of children's separation anxiety, but mother's separation anxiety did not. Mediation tests show that the effect of mother's separation anxiety on children's separation anxiety may be mediated by maternal sensitivity. Research and clinical implications are discussed.

Authors+Show Affiliations

Vanderbilt University, Nashville, TN 37203, USA. danielle.horvath@vanderbilt.eduNo affiliation info available

Pub Type(s)

Journal Article
Research Support, N.I.H., Extramural

Language

eng

PubMed ID

16332583

Citation

Dallaire, Danielle Horvath, and Marsha Weinraub. "Predicting Children's Separation Anxiety at Age 6: the Contributions of Infant-mother Attachment Security, Maternal Sensitivity, and Maternal Separation Anxiety." Attachment & Human Development, vol. 7, no. 4, 2005, pp. 393-408.
Dallaire DH, Weinraub M. Predicting children's separation anxiety at age 6: the contributions of infant-mother attachment security, maternal sensitivity, and maternal separation anxiety. Attach Hum Dev. 2005;7(4):393-408.
Dallaire, D. H., & Weinraub, M. (2005). Predicting children's separation anxiety at age 6: the contributions of infant-mother attachment security, maternal sensitivity, and maternal separation anxiety. Attachment & Human Development, 7(4), 393-408.
Dallaire DH, Weinraub M. Predicting Children's Separation Anxiety at Age 6: the Contributions of Infant-mother Attachment Security, Maternal Sensitivity, and Maternal Separation Anxiety. Attach Hum Dev. 2005;7(4):393-408. PubMed PMID: 16332583.
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TY - JOUR T1 - Predicting children's separation anxiety at age 6: the contributions of infant-mother attachment security, maternal sensitivity, and maternal separation anxiety. AU - Dallaire,Danielle Horvath, AU - Weinraub,Marsha, PY - 2005/12/8/pubmed PY - 2006/3/15/medline PY - 2005/12/8/entrez SP - 393 EP - 408 JF - Attachment & human development JO - Attach Hum Dev VL - 7 IS - 4 N2 - The purpose of the present investigation was to examine the precursors and familial conditions which sustain school-aged children's separation anxiety. In a prospective, longitudinal study of 99 mother-child dyads, infancy measures of infant-mother attachment security, maternal separation anxiety, and maternal sensitivity were used to predict children's self-reported symptoms of separation anxiety at age 6. Insecurely attached children reported more separation anxiety than securely attached children. Insecure-ambivalent children reported marginally more separation anxiety than securely attached children, but not more than insecure-avoidant attached children. Regression analysis showed infant-mother attachment security and mother's sensitivity added uniquely to the prediction of children's separation anxiety, but mother's separation anxiety did not. Mediation tests show that the effect of mother's separation anxiety on children's separation anxiety may be mediated by maternal sensitivity. Research and clinical implications are discussed. SN - 1461-6734 UR - https://www.unboundmedicine.com/medline/citation/16332583/Predicting_children's_separation_anxiety_at_age_6:_the_contributions_of_infant_mother_attachment_security_maternal_sensitivity_and_maternal_separation_anxiety_ L2 - https://www.tandfonline.com/doi/full/10.1080/14616730500365894 DB - PRIME DP - Unbound Medicine ER -