Preschoolers’ distress and regulatory behaviors vary as a function of infant–mother attachment security
Children (N = 98) with higher attachment security scores, and lower resistance and avoidance scores during the Strange Situation at 16 months demonstrated somewhat more adaptive observed and mother-reported emotion regulation as preschoolers independent of maternal behavior.
infant distress, regulatory behaviors, emotion regulation, attachment
Qu, Jin, Esther M. Leerkes, and Elizabeth K. King. "Preschoolers’ distress and regulatory behaviors vary as a function of infant–mother attachment security." Infant Behavior and Development 44 (2016): 144-147.
Infant Behavior and Development