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dc.contributor.authorMANN, MORRIS N.
dc.date.accessioned2018-07-12T18:19:28Z
dc.date.available2018-07-12T18:19:28Z
dc.date.issued1984
dc.identifier.citationSource: Dissertation Abstracts International, Volume: 45-12, Section: B, page: 3950.
dc.identifier.urihttps://yulib002.mc.yu.edu/login?url=http://gateway.proquest.com/openurl?url_ver=Z39.88-2004&rft_val_fmt=info:ofi/fmt:kev:mtx:dissertation&res_dat=xri:pqm&rft_dat=xri:pqdiss:8502717
dc.identifier.urihttps://hdl.handle.net/20.500.12202/3000
dc.description.abstractThis study investigated the mutual influence between mother-toddler and father-toddler dyads during a free play session, using microanalytic methods developed for the study of mother-infant pairs. The research design follows in the spirit of the work of M. Yogman (1981) who expanded the use of a microanalytic methodology to include analyses of father-infant interaction.;All toddler children in the twelve families included in the sample are first born females. Ten minutes of mother-daughter and father-daughter free play sessions were analyzed on a second-by-second basis using a scale of exclusivity of interpersonal focus. The scale was ordinalized as follows: exclusively interpersonal; attention shared between person and object; exclusively object focused; exclusively self focused; and other. A time-series regression analysis examined whether either parent or toddler significantly influenced the other.;The primary finding of this study is that, over the whole sample, mothers show significant mutual influence in interactions with their toddler daughters, and fathers show one-way influence--with fathers influenced by daughters but not vice versa. Influence refers to each partner's influencing the other's change in exclusivity of interpersonal focus.;However, a breakdown of the sample into families of working vs. non-working mothers reveals that the daughters of fathers in families with working mothers were influenced by their father's engagement. Thus, this subset of father-daughter pairs demonstrated mutual influence similar to the mother-daughter pairs.
dc.publisherProQuest Dissertations & Theses
dc.subjectClinical psychology.
dc.titleTHE MUTUAL INFLUENCE OF INTERPERSONAL FOCUS BETWEEN PARENTS AND TODDLERS
dc.typeDissertation


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