Maternal socioemotional investment in children and their adjustment to nursery
Keywords:socioemotional investment, adjustment, nursery
AbstractChilds adjustment to nursery is influenced by a numeber of factors, among which the most significant is the quality of caregiving, and parent-child relation. In this paper, the quality of care and mother-child relations was defined by four factors: satisfaction in parenting, sensitivity, responsiveness and knowledge, acceptance of the child and the role of parents and separation anxiety, which together define a construct of maternal socioemotional investment in children. The total sample consisted of 316 infants, first time starting the nursery. Their adjustment was assessed by the their nursery teachers after a period of adaptation. Results indicate that maternal socioemotional investment, especially maternal sensitivity and parenting role acceptance, is significant factor influencing adjustment in infancy.
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Velikić, D., Filipović, B., Bačić, J., & Bogosanović, B. (2010). Maternal socioemotional investment in children and their adjustment to nursery. Primenjena Psihologija, 3(4), 323–335. https://doi.org/10.19090/pp.2010.4.323-335