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Infant-mother attachment and the growth of externalizing problems across the primary-school years.
J Child Psychol Psychiatry. 2011 Jul; 52(7):782-91.JC

Abstract

BACKGROUND

Some contend that attachment insecurity increases risk for the development of externalizing behavior problems in children.

METHOD

Latent-growth curve analyses were applied to data on 1,364 children from the NICHD Study of Early Child Care to evaluate the association between early attachment and teacher-rated externalizing problems across the primary-school years.

RESULTS

Findings indicate that (a) both avoidant and disorganized attachment predict higher levels of externalizing problems but (b) that effects of disorganized attachment are moderated by family cumulative contextual risk, child gender and child age, with disorganized boys from risky social contexts manifesting increases in behavior problems over time.

CONCLUSIONS

These findings highlight the potentially conditional role of early attachment in children's externalizing behavior problems and the need for further research evaluating causation and mediating mechanisms.

Authors+Show Affiliations

University of Reading, Reading, Berkshire, UK. p.fearon@reading.ac.ukNo affiliation info available

Pub Type(s)

Journal Article

Language

eng

PubMed ID

21214546

Citation

Pasco Fearon, R M., and Jay Belsky. "Infant-mother Attachment and the Growth of Externalizing Problems Across the Primary-school Years." Journal of Child Psychology and Psychiatry, and Allied Disciplines, vol. 52, no. 7, 2011, pp. 782-91.
Pasco Fearon RM, Belsky J. Infant-mother attachment and the growth of externalizing problems across the primary-school years. J Child Psychol Psychiatry. 2011;52(7):782-91.
Pasco Fearon, R. M., & Belsky, J. (2011). Infant-mother attachment and the growth of externalizing problems across the primary-school years. Journal of Child Psychology and Psychiatry, and Allied Disciplines, 52(7), 782-91. https://doi.org/10.1111/j.1469-7610.2010.02350.x
Pasco Fearon RM, Belsky J. Infant-mother Attachment and the Growth of Externalizing Problems Across the Primary-school Years. J Child Psychol Psychiatry. 2011;52(7):782-91. PubMed PMID: 21214546.
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