Testing a maternal attachment model of behavior problems in early childhood.

@article{Mccartney2004TestingAM,
  title={Testing a maternal attachment model of behavior problems in early childhood.},
  author={Kathleen Mccartney and Margaret Tresch Owen and Cathryn L. Booth and Alison Clarke-Stewart and Deborah Lowe Vandell},
  journal={Journal of child psychology and psychiatry, and allied disciplines},
  year={2004},
  volume={45 4},
  pages={765-78}
}
BACKGROUND The purpose of the present study was to test a maternal attachment model of behavior problems in early childhood using phase I data from the NICHD Study of Early Child Care, a prospective study of 1,364 children from birth through sixth grade. METHODS Mothers' and caregivers' ratings of children's internalizing and externalizing problems at age three were regressed separately on a set of fifteen predictors that included security and disorganization scores from 15, 24, and 36 months… CONTINUE READING

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