Narrowing the transmission gap: A synthesis of three decades of research on intergenerational transmission of attachment.

  title={Narrowing the transmission gap: A synthesis of three decades of research on intergenerational transmission of attachment.},
  author={Marije L. Verhage and Carlo Schuengel and Sheri Madigan and R M Pasco Fearon and Mirjam Oosterman and Rosalinda Cassibba and Marian J. Bakermans-Kranenburg and Marinus H. van IJzendoorn},
  journal={Psychological bulletin},
  volume={142 4},
Twenty years ago, meta-analytic results (k = 19) confirmed the association between caregiver attachment representations and child-caregiver attachment (Van IJzendoorn, 1995). A test of caregiver sensitivity as the mechanism behind this intergenerational transmission showed an intriguing "transmission gap." Since then, the intergenerational transmission of attachment and the transmission gap have been studied extensively, and now extend to diverse populations from all over the globe. Two decades… 

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