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dc.contributor.supervisor Theule, Jennifer (Psychology) en_US
dc.contributor.author Barnes, Jennifer
dc.date.accessioned 2016-09-08T20:07:15Z
dc.date.available 2016-09-08T20:07:15Z
dc.date.issued 2016
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/1993/31650
dc.description.abstract Mothers who are experiencing psychopathology are often unable to provide sensitivity to their infants, which is critical for the development of a secure attachment. The objective of the current study was to provide a statistical, quantitative consensus on the relationship between maternal psychopathology and infant attachment, by performing a number of meta-analyses. Prevalence rates of non-secure attachment in infants of mothers with overall and specific psychopathologies were calculated. Infants of mothers with psychopathology were also found to be at increased risk for developing a non-secure attachment, displayed significantly greater levels of attachment non-security, and there was a significant relationship between symptomology and non-security. Moderator analyses were also run to determine if any variables moderated this relationship. The results of this study indicate that it may be beneficial for clinicians to identify mother-infant dyads who may benefit from early interventions that focus on improving maternal mental health and enhancing infant attachment. en_US
dc.subject Attachment en_US
dc.subject Psychopathology en_US
dc.subject Mother-infant relations en_US
dc.title Maternal psychopathology and infant attachment security: a meta-analysis en_US
dc.degree.discipline Psychology en_US
dc.contributor.examiningcommittee Soderstrom, Melanie (Psychology) Piotrowski, Caroline (Community Health Sciences) en_US
dc.degree.level Master of Arts (M.A.) en_US
dc.description.note October 2016 en_US


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