Quality of Attachment As a Predictor of Parental Visitation When a Young Child or Infant is Hospitalized

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dc.contributor.author Robinson, Jane R.
dc.date.accessioned 2006-10-06T19:54:53Z
dc.date.available 2006-10-06T19:54:53Z
dc.date.issued 1994-01
dc.identifier.other 1994 .R563
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/2092/418
dc.description 102, [5] leaves ; Advisor: Jane L. Rankin en
dc.description.abstract The Problem. This study examined factors predicting parental visitation with hospitalized children. It was hypothesized that parental visitation and rooming-in decisions would be predicted by quality of attachment, socioeconomic status, parental anxiety, and family and child characteristics. Procedure. A total of 101 parents completed the Speilberger Stat-Trait Anxiety Inventory, a 12 item attachment measure based on the Waters & Deane Q-sort, and a demographic questionnaire. The children were 10 months to 4 years old (53 males, 48 females) and were hospitalized for non-surgical illness Findings. Stepwise multiple regression analyses indicated quality of attachment and socioeconomic status were the strongest predictors of parental visitation. Parent reported attachment was negatively correlated with state and trait anxiety. Conclusions. Attachment figures who report insecure attachment visit their hospitalized children less frequently than parents who report secure attachment. Parents with insecure parent / child attachment also report higher levels of both state and trait anxiety. Recommendations. Further research is needed to better understand parent/child relationships and their role in predicting parental visitation behavior when a child is hospitalized. en
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dc.language.iso en_US
dc.publisher Drake University en
dc.relation.ispartofseries Drake University Theses, College of Arts and Sciences;1994
dc.subject Attachment behavior in children en
dc.subject Family--Psychological aspects en
dc.subject Sick children--Psychology en
dc.subject Parent and child--Psychological aspects en
dc.subject Children--Hospital care en
dc.title Quality of Attachment As a Predictor of Parental Visitation When a Young Child or Infant is Hospitalized en
dc.type Thesis en

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