Mother-toddler interaction patterns associated with maternal depression.

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Publication Type Journal Article
School or College College of Social & Behavioral Science
Department Psychology
Creator Gelfand, Donna M.
Other Author Jameson, Penny B; Kulcsar, Elisabeth; Teti, Douglas M.
Title Mother-toddler interaction patterns associated with maternal depression.
Date 1997-09
Description Interactive coordination was observed in laboratory play interactions of pairs of 29 clinically depressed and 14 nondepressed mothers and their 13-29-month-old children (M = 18.9 months). Nondepressed mothers and their children displayed more interactive coordination than depressed-mother dyads (p < .001). Depressed mothers were less likely to repair interrupted interactions, and their toddlers were less likely to maintain interactions than nondepressed controls. Toddlers matched their nondepressed but not their depressed mothers' negative behavior rates. Results suggested that early interventions focus on training mothers to attend to, maintain, and repair mother-child interactions to more closely approximate normal levels of interactive coordination.
Type Text
Publisher Cambridge University Press
First Page 537
Last Page 550
Subject Depression; Child-rearing; Infants; Motherhood
Subject LCSH Depression, Mental; Child rearing; Toddlers
Language eng
Bibliographic Citation Jameson, P.B., Gelfand, D.M., Kulcsar, E. & Teti, D.M. (1997). Mother-toddler interaction patterns associated with maternal depression. Development and Psychopathology, 9, 537-50.
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Date Created 2012-06-13
Date Modified 2021-05-06
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