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The Father-infant relationship beyond caregiving sensitivity.
Attach Hum Dev. 2020 02; 22(1):27-31.AH

Abstract

Parental sensitive behavior is seen as one of the main determinants of attachment security. However, studies also suggest that other behaviors may be stronger predictors of the parent-child relationship (Lucassen et al., 2011). The lack of a significant association between sensitive behavior and the quality of the attachment relationship between father and child in Olsavsky et.al's study indeed seems to reflect the notion that other interactive behaviors may be specific in father-child relationships (i.e., destabilizing behavior followed by sensitivity). Since the strength of the association between the quality of parental interactive behavior (e.g., sensitive, responsive behavior) and child attachment security is moderate (Fearon & Belsky, 2016), and weaker for fathers (Lucassen et al., 2011) there is a need to examine other factors beyond caregiving sensitivity in attachment research. For example, the important role of reparation of mismatching to matching states and fathers' own attachment history as related to frightening behavior and mentalization are factors that need to be taken into account. It is essential to apply a broader view of father's parenting behaviors in different contexts (distress, non-distress, or risky contexts) and a broader view of child attachment behaviors in relationship with the father.

Authors+Show Affiliations

Social and Behavioral Sciences, Tilburg University, Tilburg, The Netherlands.Social and Behavioral Sciences, Tilburg University, Tilburg, The Netherlands.

Pub Type(s)

Journal Article

Language

eng

PubMed ID

30919751

Citation

Bakel, Hedwig J A van, and Ruby A S. Hall. "The Father-infant Relationship Beyond Caregiving Sensitivity." Attachment & Human Development, vol. 22, no. 1, 2020, pp. 27-31.
Bakel HJAV, Hall RAS. The Father-infant relationship beyond caregiving sensitivity. Attach Hum Dev. 2020;22(1):27-31.
Bakel, H. J. A. V., & Hall, R. A. S. (2020). The Father-infant relationship beyond caregiving sensitivity. Attachment & Human Development, 22(1), 27-31. https://doi.org/10.1080/14616734.2019.1589058
Bakel HJAV, Hall RAS. The Father-infant Relationship Beyond Caregiving Sensitivity. Attach Hum Dev. 2020;22(1):27-31. PubMed PMID: 30919751.
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TY - JOUR T1 - The Father-infant relationship beyond caregiving sensitivity. AU - Bakel,Hedwig J A van, AU - Hall,Ruby A S, Y1 - 2019/03/28/ PY - 2019/3/29/pubmed PY - 2020/11/26/medline PY - 2019/3/29/entrez KW - child behavior KW - fathers KW - paternal sensitivity SP - 27 EP - 31 JF - Attachment & human development JO - Attach Hum Dev VL - 22 IS - 1 N2 - Parental sensitive behavior is seen as one of the main determinants of attachment security. However, studies also suggest that other behaviors may be stronger predictors of the parent-child relationship (Lucassen et al., 2011). The lack of a significant association between sensitive behavior and the quality of the attachment relationship between father and child in Olsavsky et.al's study indeed seems to reflect the notion that other interactive behaviors may be specific in father-child relationships (i.e., destabilizing behavior followed by sensitivity). Since the strength of the association between the quality of parental interactive behavior (e.g., sensitive, responsive behavior) and child attachment security is moderate (Fearon & Belsky, 2016), and weaker for fathers (Lucassen et al., 2011) there is a need to examine other factors beyond caregiving sensitivity in attachment research. For example, the important role of reparation of mismatching to matching states and fathers' own attachment history as related to frightening behavior and mentalization are factors that need to be taken into account. It is essential to apply a broader view of father's parenting behaviors in different contexts (distress, non-distress, or risky contexts) and a broader view of child attachment behaviors in relationship with the father. SN - 1469-2988 UR - https://www.unboundmedicine.com/medline/citation/30919751/The_Father_infant_relationship_beyond_caregiving_sensitivity_ L2 - https://www.tandfonline.com/doi/full/10.1080/14616734.2019.1589058 DB - PRIME DP - Unbound Medicine ER -