The Role of Emotion in Parent-Child Relationships: Children’s Emotionality, Maternal Meta-Emotion, and Children’s Attachment Security

  title={The Role of Emotion in Parent-Child Relationships: Children’s Emotionality, Maternal Meta-Emotion, and Children’s Attachment Security},
  author={Fu-mei Chen and Hsiao-shih Lin and Chun Hao Li},
  journal={Journal of Child and Family Studies},
This study was intended to examine the relationship among children’s emotionality, parental meta-emotion, and parent–child attachment. The sample consisted of 546 5th and 6th grade children and their mothers. The test instruments used in this study were the Emotionality subscale of the EAS Temperament Survey (mothers’ ratings only), the Parental Meta-Emotion Survey (mothers’ ratings only) and the Attachment Security Scale (children’s ratings only). Our results showed that maternal meta-emotion… 

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  • Nancy L. McElwainC. Booth-LaForce
  • Psychology
    Journal of family psychology : JFP : journal of the Division of Family Psychology of the American Psychological Association
  • 2006
Data from the NICHD Study of Early Child Care provided a unique opportunity to address the notion that the protective function of the child-mother attachment relationship may be especially salient during early infancy.