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Author Swezey, Krista, author.
Title Fostering secure infant-caregiver attachments / by Krista Swezey.
Published [Northridge, California] : California State University, Northridge, 2013.

 Electronic Book  LB2369 .Z9537 2013 S94eb    ONLINE
Description 1 online resource (xi, 136 pages) : illustrations, some color.
Content Type text
still image
Format online resource
File Characteristics text file PDF
Thesis M.A. California State University, Northridge 2013.
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages 94-96).
Note Description based on online resource; title from PDF title page (viewed on Aug. 6, 2013).
Summary Consistent with literature emphasizing the significance of quality care through positive infant-caregiver interactions, the current study sought to identify the strategies and behaviors used by infant caregivers to foster secure attachments through interactions in a center based child care setting. A convenience sample was used to randomly select caregivers (N=4) to participate in the study. Running records, time samples, daily debriefs and final interviews were conducted for each caregiver on three separate occasions to record the frequency of three target behaviors. The target behaviors included using infants' names, smiling or using motherese, and using gentle movements or cuddling during infant-caregiver interaction. Results indicated that all three target behaviors were used by caregivers, on average, over 50% of the time. In particular, caregivers used gentle movements and cuddling 73% of the time, smiling or motherese 62% of the time and used the infants' names 53% of the time.
Subject Attachment behavior in infants.
Infants -- Care.
Local Subject Dissertations, Academic -- CSUN -- Education -- Educational Psychology and Counseling -- Early Childhood Education.
OCLC number 855550772