publication . Article . Other literature type . 2003

Less is more: Meta-analyses of sensitivity and attachment interventions in early childhood.

Bakermans-Kranenburg, Marian J.; van IJzendoorn, Marinus H.; Juffer, Femmie;
  • Published: 01 Jan 2003
  • Publisher: American Psychological Association (APA)
Abstract
Is early preventive intervention effective in enhancing parental sensitivity and infant attachment security, and if so, what type of intervention is most successful? Seventy studies were traced, producing 88 intervention effects on sensitivity (n = 7,636) and/or attachment (n = 1,503). Randomized interventions appeared rather effective in changing insensitive parenting (d = 0.33) and infant attachment insecurity (d = 0.20). The most effective interventions used a moderate number of sessions and a clear-cut behavioral focus in families with, as well as without, multiple problems. Interventions that were more effective in enhancing parental sensitivity were also m...
Subjects
free text keywords: History and Philosophy of Science, General Psychology, Psychological intervention, Video interaction guidance, Maternal sensitivity, Psychology, Personality Assessment Inventory, Cross-sectional study, Early childhood, Social psychology, Family therapy, Developmental psychology, Object Attachment
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publication . Article . Other literature type . 2003

Less is more: Meta-analyses of sensitivity and attachment interventions in early childhood.

Bakermans-Kranenburg, Marian J.; van IJzendoorn, Marinus H.; Juffer, Femmie;