Psychology Publications

Title

Validation of a Short Version of the Maternal Behavior Q-set Applied to a Brief Video Record of Mother–infant Interaction

Document Type

Article

Publication Date

1-2009

Journal

Infant Behavior and Development

Volume

32

Issue

1

First Page

132

Last Page

136

Abstract

A 25 item version of the maternal behavior Q-set (MBQS) was validated with 40 adolescent mother–infant dyads. Observations were made from 10 min play interactions when infants were 10 months old. Results show that the short MBQS is reliable (ri = .94), is related to assessments using the full MBQS at 6 months (r = .35), to cognitive development at 10 and 15 months (r = .48), and attachment security at 15 months (r = .34), indicating appropriate psychometric characteristics.

Notes

Published in: Infant Behavior and Development Volume 32, Issue 1, January 2009, Pages 132-136. doi: 10.1016/j.infbeh.2008.09.006