The aim of this study was to develop a multiple-level-of-analysis model on toddlers’ attachment security toward childcare caregivers and toddlers’ attentive behavior and emotion regulation, to determine how attachment, emotion regulation and attention were related. One hundred-forty eight toddlers and their childcare caregivers were examined. Children’s ages ranged from 24 to 36 months (M=33.82; SD=5.33). Toddlers’ attentive behaviors in childcare centers were rated by observers using the Toddler Attention Questionnaire. Toddlers’ Attachment behavior and emotion regulation were rated by childcare caregivers using the Attachment Q-Sort and the Emotion Regulation Questionnaire. Results of structural equation modeling indicated a good overall fit for the model. Toddlers’ attachment to childcare caregivers had a direct effect on emotion regulation, negative lability, and attentive behavior, but not on attentive lability, and had a mediated effect, via emotion regulation, on attentive flexibility.

Pallini, S., Baiocco, R., Baumgartner, E., Bellucci, M.T., Laghi, F. (2017). Attachment in Childcare Centers: Is it Related to Toddlers’ Emotion Regulation and Attentive Behavior?. CHILD INDICATORS RESEARCH, 10(1), 205-220 [10.1007/s12187-016-9371-5].

Attachment in Childcare Centers: Is it Related to Toddlers’ Emotion Regulation and Attentive Behavior?

PALLINI, SUSANNA;
2017

Abstract

The aim of this study was to develop a multiple-level-of-analysis model on toddlers’ attachment security toward childcare caregivers and toddlers’ attentive behavior and emotion regulation, to determine how attachment, emotion regulation and attention were related. One hundred-forty eight toddlers and their childcare caregivers were examined. Children’s ages ranged from 24 to 36 months (M=33.82; SD=5.33). Toddlers’ attentive behaviors in childcare centers were rated by observers using the Toddler Attention Questionnaire. Toddlers’ Attachment behavior and emotion regulation were rated by childcare caregivers using the Attachment Q-Sort and the Emotion Regulation Questionnaire. Results of structural equation modeling indicated a good overall fit for the model. Toddlers’ attachment to childcare caregivers had a direct effect on emotion regulation, negative lability, and attentive behavior, but not on attentive lability, and had a mediated effect, via emotion regulation, on attentive flexibility.
Pallini, S., Baiocco, R., Baumgartner, E., Bellucci, M.T., Laghi, F. (2017). Attachment in Childcare Centers: Is it Related to Toddlers’ Emotion Regulation and Attentive Behavior?. CHILD INDICATORS RESEARCH, 10(1), 205-220 [10.1007/s12187-016-9371-5].
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