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Associations between the secure base scripts of children and their mothers: Are they mediated by their interactions (and/or influenced by children's symptoms)?


2005 2005

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This study explored the relation among mothers’ and their children’s attachment-related narratives or secure base scripts, and interactive/co-constructive processes through which these scripts might be transmitted from parent to child. The children and mothers were from two groups: community (N = 29) and children diagnosed with ADHD (N = 50). Mothers and children were asked to independently generate narratives using word prompt outlines. They were then asked to co-construct 3 stories together using the picture prompt outlines. In addition, mothers and children filled out questionnaires focusing on symptoms. The results indicate striking differences between the community and ADHD sample. These differences were not a reflection of the two groups of mothers’ and children’s story-telling abilities or interaction quality. In the community sample, as was hypothesized, the mothers’ and children’s scriptedness and interaction quality were significantly correlated. In the ADHD sample, no such relations were found. The factors associated with the ADHD children’s attachment scriptedness and interaction quality were their symptom severity and special education status.

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Subject
Psychotherapy;
Developmental psychology
Classification
0622: Psychotherapy
0620: Developmental psychology
Identifier / keyword
Psychology; Attention deficit hyperactivity disorder; Children; Mothers; Secure base scripts
Title
Associations between the secure base scripts of children and their mothers: Are they mediated by their interactions (and/or influenced by children's symptoms)?
Author
Guttman-Steinmetz, Sarit
Number of pages
85
Publication year
2005
Degree date
2005
School code
0771
Source
DAI-B 66/09, Dissertation Abstracts International
Place of publication
Ann Arbor
Country of publication
United States
ISBN
9780542321283, 0542321289
Advisor
Crowell, Judith A.
University/institution
State University of New York at Stony Brook
University location
United States -- New York
Degree
Ph.D.
Source type
Dissertations & Theses
Language
English
Document type
Dissertation/Thesis
Dissertation/thesis number
3189406
ProQuest document ID
305373418
Copyright
Database copyright ProQuest LLC; ProQuest does not claim copyright in the individual underlying works.
Document URL
http://search.proquest.com/docview/305373418
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