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Maternal attachment representations, maternal sensitivity, and the infant-mother attachment relationship.
Dev Psychol. 1998 Sep; 34(5):925-33.DP

Abstract

The role of maternal sensitivity as a mediator accounting for the robust association between maternal attachment representations and the quality of the infant-mother attachment relationship was examined. Sixty mother-infant dyads were observed at home and in the Strange Situation at 13 months, and mothers participated in the Adult Attachment Interview (AAI) within the next 6 months. A strong association was found between AAI and Strange Situation classifications, and autonomous mothers were more sensitive at home than were nonautonomous mothers. Mothers in secure relationships were more sensitive at home than mothers in nonsecure relationships. Likewise, infants in secure relationships were more secure as assessed by the Waters' Attachment Q sort than infants in nonsecure relationships. A test of the mediational model revealed that maternal sensitivity accounted for 17% of the relation between AAI and Strange Situation classifications.

Authors+Show Affiliations

University of Western Ontario, London, Canada. pederson@julian.uwo.caNo affiliation info availableNo affiliation info availableNo affiliation info available

Pub Type(s)

Journal Article
Research Support, Non-U.S. Gov't

Language

eng

PubMed ID

9779739

Citation

Pederson, D R., et al. "Maternal Attachment Representations, Maternal Sensitivity, and the Infant-mother Attachment Relationship." Developmental Psychology, vol. 34, no. 5, 1998, pp. 925-33.
Pederson DR, Gleason KE, Moran G, et al. Maternal attachment representations, maternal sensitivity, and the infant-mother attachment relationship. Dev Psychol. 1998;34(5):925-33.
Pederson, D. R., Gleason, K. E., Moran, G., & Bento, S. (1998). Maternal attachment representations, maternal sensitivity, and the infant-mother attachment relationship. Developmental Psychology, 34(5), 925-33.
Pederson DR, et al. Maternal Attachment Representations, Maternal Sensitivity, and the Infant-mother Attachment Relationship. Dev Psychol. 1998;34(5):925-33. PubMed PMID: 9779739.
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TY - JOUR T1 - Maternal attachment representations, maternal sensitivity, and the infant-mother attachment relationship. AU - Pederson,D R, AU - Gleason,K E, AU - Moran,G, AU - Bento,S, PY - 1998/10/21/pubmed PY - 1998/10/21/medline PY - 1998/10/21/entrez SP - 925 EP - 33 JF - Developmental psychology JO - Dev Psychol VL - 34 IS - 5 N2 - The role of maternal sensitivity as a mediator accounting for the robust association between maternal attachment representations and the quality of the infant-mother attachment relationship was examined. Sixty mother-infant dyads were observed at home and in the Strange Situation at 13 months, and mothers participated in the Adult Attachment Interview (AAI) within the next 6 months. A strong association was found between AAI and Strange Situation classifications, and autonomous mothers were more sensitive at home than were nonautonomous mothers. Mothers in secure relationships were more sensitive at home than mothers in nonsecure relationships. Likewise, infants in secure relationships were more secure as assessed by the Waters' Attachment Q sort than infants in nonsecure relationships. A test of the mediational model revealed that maternal sensitivity accounted for 17% of the relation between AAI and Strange Situation classifications. SN - 0012-1649 UR - https://www.unboundmedicine.com/medline/citation/9779739/Maternal_attachment_representations_maternal_sensitivity_and_the_infant_mother_attachment_relationship_ L2 - http://content.apa.org/journals/dev/34/5/925 DB - PRIME DP - Unbound Medicine ER -