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Maternal Intrusiveness and Infant Affect: Transactional Relations and Effects on Toddler Internalizing Problems

Abstract Maternal intrusiveness is an important predictor of child mental health problems. Evidence links high levels of maternal intrusiveness to later infant negativity, and child internalizing problems. However, children also influence the manner in which parents interact with them. For example, infants that show more negative emotionality elicit less positive parenting in their caregivers. Infant affect is also associated with later child internalizing difficulties. Although previous research has demonstrated that maternal intrusiveness is related to infant affect and child internalizing symptomatology, and that infant affect is a predictor of internalizing problems and parenting, no studies have looked at the transactional relations between ear... (more)
Created Date 2014
Contributor Rystad, Ida Anna Christina Johansdotter (Author) / Crnic, Keith A (Advisor) / Enders, Craig (Committee member) / Bradley, Robert (Committee member) / Arizona State University (Publisher)
Subject Psychology / infant affect / Internalizing problems / maternal intrusiveness
Type Masters Thesis
Extent 60 pages
Language English
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Note Masters Thesis Psychology 2014
Collaborating Institutions Graduate College / ASU Library
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