Prenatal alcohol exposure and attachment behavior in children.
|Title||Prenatal alcohol exposure and attachment behavior in children.|
|Publication Type||Journal Article|
|Year of Publication||2002|
|Authors||O'Connor, MJ, Kogan N, Findlay R|
|Journal||Alcoholism, clinical and experimental research|
|Date Published||2002 Oct|
|Keywords||Adaptation, Psychological, Adult, Alcohol Drinking, Chi-Square Distribution, Child, Preschool, Female, Humans, Male, Multivariate Analysis, Object Attachment, Pregnancy, Prenatal Exposure Delayed Effects|
This study examined the association between prenatal alcohol exposure and attachment behavior in 4- and 5-year-old children. Prenatal alcohol exposure was hypothesized to be associated with insecure attachment behavior of the child toward the mother. It was also hypothesized that children with heavier prenatal alcohol exposure would exhibit higher levels of negative affect as well as poorer coping skills. The quality of maternal support in interaction with the child was predicted to mediate prenatal exposure effects.
|Alternate Journal||Alcohol. Clin. Exp. Res.|