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Correlates of child-father and child-mother attachment in the preschool years.
Attach Hum Dev. 2017 Apr; 19(2):130-150.AH

Abstract

The increase in fathers' involvement in childrearing, particularly beyond infancy, warrants research exploring factors influencing the quality of child-father attachment relationships, and the impact of these relationships on children's social development. The current investigation explored various correlates of preschoolers' child-father attachment security to both parents, including contextual factors (i.e., socioeconomic status, child temperament, parenting stress), parental play sensitivity, and child social adaptation. Participants included 107 preschool-aged children (59 girls; M = 46.67 months, SD = 8.57) and their fathers and mothers. Results revealed that both mothers' and fathers' play sensitivity were associated with child attachment security after controlling for different contextual factors. Furthermore, the magnitude of the association between child conduct problems and child-father attachment insecurity was stronger than the corresponding association with child-mother attachment insecurity. Findings provide important information on caregiving factors associated with child-father attachment security in the preschool years and the importance of this bond to children's social adaptation.

Authors+Show Affiliations

a School of Psychology , University of Ottawa , Ottawa , Canada.b Institute of Child Development , University of Minnesota , Minneapolis , MN , USA.a School of Psychology , University of Ottawa , Ottawa , Canada.a School of Psychology , University of Ottawa , Ottawa , Canada.a School of Psychology , University of Ottawa , Ottawa , Canada.c Department of Psychology , Université du Québec à Montréal , Montreal , Canada.a School of Psychology , University of Ottawa , Ottawa , Canada.d Child Development , Centre Hospitalier Universitaire Sainte-Justine , Montreal , Canada.

Pub Type(s)

Journal Article

Language

eng

PubMed ID

27899058

Citation

Bureau, Jean-François, et al. "Correlates of Child-father and Child-mother Attachment in the Preschool Years." Attachment & Human Development, vol. 19, no. 2, 2017, pp. 130-150.
Bureau JF, Martin J, Yurkowski K, et al. Correlates of child-father and child-mother attachment in the preschool years. Attach Hum Dev. 2017;19(2):130-150.
Bureau, J. F., Martin, J., Yurkowski, K., Schmiedel, S., Quan, J., Moss, E., Deneault, A. A., & Pallanca, D. (2017). Correlates of child-father and child-mother attachment in the preschool years. Attachment & Human Development, 19(2), 130-150. https://doi.org/10.1080/14616734.2016.1263350
Bureau JF, et al. Correlates of Child-father and Child-mother Attachment in the Preschool Years. Attach Hum Dev. 2017;19(2):130-150. PubMed PMID: 27899058.
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TY - JOUR T1 - Correlates of child-father and child-mother attachment in the preschool years. AU - Bureau,Jean-François, AU - Martin,Jodi, AU - Yurkowski,Kim, AU - Schmiedel,Sabrina, AU - Quan,Jeffry, AU - Moss,Ellen, AU - Deneault,Audrey-Ann, AU - Pallanca,Dominique, Y1 - 2016/11/30/ PY - 2016/12/3/pubmed PY - 2017/11/3/medline PY - 2016/12/1/entrez KW - Fatherhood KW - child social adaptation KW - parenting stress KW - play sensitivity KW - preschool attachment SP - 130 EP - 150 JF - Attachment & human development JO - Attach Hum Dev VL - 19 IS - 2 N2 - The increase in fathers' involvement in childrearing, particularly beyond infancy, warrants research exploring factors influencing the quality of child-father attachment relationships, and the impact of these relationships on children's social development. The current investigation explored various correlates of preschoolers' child-father attachment security to both parents, including contextual factors (i.e., socioeconomic status, child temperament, parenting stress), parental play sensitivity, and child social adaptation. Participants included 107 preschool-aged children (59 girls; M = 46.67 months, SD = 8.57) and their fathers and mothers. Results revealed that both mothers' and fathers' play sensitivity were associated with child attachment security after controlling for different contextual factors. Furthermore, the magnitude of the association between child conduct problems and child-father attachment insecurity was stronger than the corresponding association with child-mother attachment insecurity. Findings provide important information on caregiving factors associated with child-father attachment security in the preschool years and the importance of this bond to children's social adaptation. SN - 1469-2988 UR - https://www.unboundmedicine.com/medline/citation/27899058/Correlates_of_child_father_and_child_mother_attachment_in_the_preschool_years_ DB - PRIME DP - Unbound Medicine ER -