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dc.contributor.authorEasterbrooks, M. Ann
dc.contributor.authorBureau, Jean-Francois
dc.contributor.authorLyons-Ruth, Karlen
dc.date.accessioned2018-06-20T19:40:14Z
dc.date.issued2012
dc.identifierQuick submit: 2014-02-18T16:45:19-05:00
dc.identifier.citationEasterbrooks, M. Ann, Jean-Francois Bureau, and Karlen Lyons-Ruth. 2012. “Developmental Correlates and Predictors of Emotional Availability in Mother–child Interaction: A Longitudinal Study from Infancy to Middle Childhood.” Development and Psychopathology 24 (01) (January 31): 65–78. doi:10.1017/s0954579411000666.en_US
dc.identifier.issn0954-5794en_US
dc.identifier.issn1469-2198en_US
dc.identifier.urihttp://nrs.harvard.edu/urn-3:HUL.InstRepos:37140340
dc.description.abstractIn this investigation we examined the developmental correlates and predictors of maternal emotional availability in interactions with their 7-year-old children among a sample of families at psychosocial risk. We found developmental coherence in maternal interactive behavior, and in the relations between maternal emotional availability and children's functioning in middle childhood. Mothers and children were observed at home and in a laboratory playroom in infancy to assess maternal interactive behavior and child attachment security. When children were 7 years of age, dyads were observed in the lab; maternal emotional availability was coded using the Emotional Availability Scales, and children's disorganized and controlling attachment behavior was assessed. Classroom teachers reported on children's behavior problems; at age 8, children reported on their depressive symptoms. Results showed that aspects of maternal emotional availability (sensitivity, nonhostility, nonintrusiveness [passive/withdrawn behavior]) were associated with children's functioning in middle childhood: (a) controlling and disorganized attachment behavior, (b) behavior problems in school, and (c) self-reported depressive symptoms. Maternal emotional availability in childhood was predicted by early mother-infant relationship dysfunction (maternal hostility, disrupted communication, and infant attachment insecurity).en_US
dc.language.isoen_USen_US
dc.publisherCambridge University Press (CUP)en_US
dc.relation.isversionofdoi:10.1017/s0954579411000666en_US
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dc.titleDevelopmental correlates and predictors of emotional availability in mother–child interaction: A longitudinal study from infancy to middle childhooden_US
dc.typeJournal Articleen_US
dc.date.updated2014-02-18T21:46:57Z
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dc.rights.holderM. ANN EASTERBROOKS, JEAN-FRANCOIS BUREAU, Karlen Lyons-Ruth
dc.relation.journalDevelopment and Psychopathologyen_US
dash.depositing.authorLyons-Ruth, Karlen
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dc.identifier.doi10.1017/s0954579411000666*
dash.contributor.affiliatedLyons-Ruth, Karlen


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