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Effect of maternal social support on attachment: experimental evidence.
Child Dev. 1991 Jun; 62(3):572-82.CD

Abstract

The present study used an experimental format to evaluate the influence of maternal social support on the development of attachment. 46 WIC primigravidas were randomly assigned to an experimental or control condition. Volunteer coaches, trained to provide maternal support and information, met with experimentals prenatally and during the first postpartum year. Experimentals and controls did not differ on demographics, ego level, verbal ability, affect, or perceived social support. At 14 months, experimental infants scored higher on an Attachment Ratings cluster from Waters and Deane's new Q-sort procedure. This cluster was more sensitive than a Criterion Sort measure in detecting the effect of the manipulation and as or more sensitive to maternal affect, perceived support, and the HOME. These findings provide experimental evidence regarding the importance of social support on infant attachment and support for an alternative approach for reducing data from the attachment Q-sort.

Authors+Show Affiliations

Department of Psychology, Wayne State University, Detroit, MI 48202.No affiliation info available

Pub Type(s)

Clinical Trial
Journal Article
Randomized Controlled Trial
Research Support, Non-U.S. Gov't
Research Support, U.S. Gov't, P.H.S.

Language

eng

PubMed ID

1914626

Citation

Jacobson, S W., and K F. Frye. "Effect of Maternal Social Support On Attachment: Experimental Evidence." Child Development, vol. 62, no. 3, 1991, pp. 572-82.
Jacobson SW, Frye KF. Effect of maternal social support on attachment: experimental evidence. Child Dev. 1991;62(3):572-82.
Jacobson, S. W., & Frye, K. F. (1991). Effect of maternal social support on attachment: experimental evidence. Child Development, 62(3), 572-82.
Jacobson SW, Frye KF. Effect of Maternal Social Support On Attachment: Experimental Evidence. Child Dev. 1991;62(3):572-82. PubMed PMID: 1914626.
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TY - JOUR T1 - Effect of maternal social support on attachment: experimental evidence. AU - Jacobson,S W, AU - Frye,K F, PY - 1991/6/1/pubmed PY - 1991/6/1/medline PY - 1991/6/1/entrez SP - 572 EP - 82 JF - Child development JO - Child Dev VL - 62 IS - 3 N2 - The present study used an experimental format to evaluate the influence of maternal social support on the development of attachment. 46 WIC primigravidas were randomly assigned to an experimental or control condition. Volunteer coaches, trained to provide maternal support and information, met with experimentals prenatally and during the first postpartum year. Experimentals and controls did not differ on demographics, ego level, verbal ability, affect, or perceived social support. At 14 months, experimental infants scored higher on an Attachment Ratings cluster from Waters and Deane's new Q-sort procedure. This cluster was more sensitive than a Criterion Sort measure in detecting the effect of the manipulation and as or more sensitive to maternal affect, perceived support, and the HOME. These findings provide experimental evidence regarding the importance of social support on infant attachment and support for an alternative approach for reducing data from the attachment Q-sort. SN - 0009-3920 UR - https://www.unboundmedicine.com/medline/citation/1914626/Effect_of_maternal_social_support_on_attachment:_experimental_evidence_ DB - PRIME DP - Unbound Medicine ER -