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Links among antenatal attachment representations, postnatal mind-mindedness, and infant attachment security: a preliminary study of mothers and fathers.
Bull Menninger Clin. 2007 Spring; 71(2):132-49.BM

Abstract

Antenatal attachment representations (Adult Attachment Interview classification and reflective function score) were assessed in 25 couples and 3 solo mothers. Infant-parent interaction was observed separately for mothers (N = 21) and fathers (N = 17) at 6 months postpartum, from which measures of parents' ability to comment accurately on their infants' internal states (mind-mindedness) were obtained. Infant-parent attachment security was assessed at 12 (mother, N = 18) and 15 (father, N = 15) months. Autonomous parental Adult Attachment Interview classification, higher reflective function, and infant-parent attachment security were associated with greater mind-mindedness, with effects stronger for fathers than for mothers. A preliminary longitudinal analysis suggested that parental mind-mindedness may help explain intergenerational transfer of attachment security.

Authors+Show Affiliations

Department of Psychology, University of Durham, Stockton-on-Tees, UK. b.m.arnott@durham.ac.ukNo affiliation info available

Pub Type(s)

Journal Article

Language

eng

PubMed ID

17666003

Citation

Arnott, Bronia, and Elizabeth Meins. "Links Among Antenatal Attachment Representations, Postnatal Mind-mindedness, and Infant Attachment Security: a Preliminary Study of Mothers and Fathers." Bulletin of the Menninger Clinic, vol. 71, no. 2, 2007, pp. 132-49.
Arnott B, Meins E. Links among antenatal attachment representations, postnatal mind-mindedness, and infant attachment security: a preliminary study of mothers and fathers. Bull Menninger Clin. 2007;71(2):132-49.
Arnott, B., & Meins, E. (2007). Links among antenatal attachment representations, postnatal mind-mindedness, and infant attachment security: a preliminary study of mothers and fathers. Bulletin of the Menninger Clinic, 71(2), 132-49.
Arnott B, Meins E. Links Among Antenatal Attachment Representations, Postnatal Mind-mindedness, and Infant Attachment Security: a Preliminary Study of Mothers and Fathers. Bull Menninger Clin. 2007;71(2):132-49. PubMed PMID: 17666003.
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