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Emerging self-regulation: Contributing infant and maternal factors

Abstract The ability to self-regulate is arguably the single most important skill a child develops early in life. Self-regulation skills are consistently linked to indices of health, success, and wellbeing. The predominating perspective in self-regulation developmental research has emphasized the role of the early caregiving environment, specifically maternal characteristics and behavior, in shaping infants’ emerging regulatory skills. Using two complementary studies, this dissertation draws from a longitudinal sample of 322 low-income, Mexican American mother-infant dyads to better understand mothers’ and infants’ unique roles in contributing to emerging infant regulatory processes. The first study explores the unique contributions of intrinsic (i.... (more)
Created Date 2019
Contributor van Huisstede, Lauren (Author) / Crnic, Keith A (Advisor) / Spinrad, Tracy (Committee member) / Bradley, Robert (Committee member) / Lemery-Chalfant, Kathryn (Committee member) / Arizona State University (Publisher)
Subject Developmental psychology / Infancy / Maternal sensitivity / Mexican-American / Self-regulation
Type Doctoral Dissertation
Extent 139 pages
Language English
Note Doctoral Dissertation Family and Human Development 2019
Collaborating Institutions Graduate College / ASU Library
Additional Formats MODS / OAI Dublin Core / RIS

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