Document Type

Presentation

Publication Date

3-2010

Abstract

While many studies have looked at the development of attachment relationships for adult and adolescent mothers separately, few studies have directly compared these two groups in a single study

The current study further explored the origins of attachment relationships for adolescent mothers and their infants by directly comparing the development of these processes with adult mothers and their infants

The hypothesis that differences in the distributions of attachment classifications among these two populations is a result of low levels of sensitivity has yet to be tested in a mediational analysis

The current study will test a model whereby differences in the quality of attachment relationships between these two groups is, at least in part, meditated by maternal sensitivity

Notes

Slides for a paper presentation at the International Conference on Infant Studies in Baltimore, MD in March 2010