Linking Maternal Employment to Attachment in Thailand: the Mediating Role of Maternal Sensitivity

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http://hdl.handle.net/10755/160282
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Presentation
Title:
Linking Maternal Employment to Attachment in Thailand: the Mediating Role of Maternal Sensitivity
Abstract:
Linking Maternal Employment to Attachment in Thailand: the Mediating Role of Maternal Sensitivity
Conference Sponsor:Midwest Nursing Research Society
Conference Year:2004
Author:Nettip, Nujjaree, RN
Contact Address:2463 Laclede Station Rd.- Apt. #2, St. Louis, MO, 63143, USA
Attachment security has a significant influence on child social and emotional development. When a mother of a very young child works outside her home, taking care of her baby may compete with her employment. Consequently, there can be a negative effect on the mother-infant relationship if the mother is unsatisfied with her roles, and the security of infant attachment may be decreased. The evidence from Western culture indicates that maternal sensitivity positively mediates the mother-child relationship, and that it can be enhanced through intervention. This study, which is guided by attachment theory, will be the first to examine maternal sensitivity in Thailand to see its role in the link between maternal employment and attachment. Recent trends in industrialization have meant rapid increases in the percentage of working mothers. The sample included 110 mother-infant dyads from intact middle-class families in a suburban area of Chon Buri province, Thailand. Infants are 12-18 months old, healthy and living with both parents. The mother was asked to indicate her employment status, attitudes about employment and perception of availability of child care using three Youngblut’s scales. A 2-hour home visit was conducted to measure maternal sensitivity and attachment security. Measurement of maternal sensitivity included the Maternal behavior Q-sort and the Caldwell’s Home; the 45-item Attachment Q-sort was used to measure mother-infant attachment. Data analyses will include multivariate methods to test the impact of employment on attachment and the mediating role of maternal sensitivity. Covariables will include attitudes about employment, and the mother’s perception of the availability of childcare. Advanced understanding of relationships between maternal employment and attachment, as well as sensitivity in Thai mothers, will contribute to making recommendations and designing interventions in order to have better quality of mother-infant attachment in Thailand.
Repository Posting Date:
26-Oct-2011
Date of Publication:
17-Oct-2011
Sponsors:
Midwest Nursing Research Society

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dc.typePresentationen_GB
dc.titleLinking Maternal Employment to Attachment in Thailand: the Mediating Role of Maternal Sensitivityen_GB
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10755/160282-
dc.description.abstract<table><tr><td colspan="2" class="item-title">Linking Maternal Employment to Attachment in Thailand: the Mediating Role of Maternal Sensitivity</td></tr><tr class="item-sponsor"><td class="label">Conference Sponsor:</td><td class="value">Midwest Nursing Research Society</td></tr><tr class="item-year"><td class="label">Conference Year:</td><td class="value">2004</td></tr><tr class="item-author"><td class="label">Author:</td><td class="value">Nettip, Nujjaree, RN</td></tr><tr class="item-address"><td class="label">Contact Address:</td><td class="value">2463 Laclede Station Rd.- Apt. #2, St. Louis, MO, 63143, USA</td></tr><tr><td colspan="2" class="item-abstract">Attachment security has a significant influence on child social and emotional development. When a mother of a very young child works outside her home, taking care of her baby may compete with her employment. Consequently, there can be a negative effect on the mother-infant relationship if the mother is unsatisfied with her roles, and the security of infant attachment may be decreased. The evidence from Western culture indicates that maternal sensitivity positively mediates the mother-child relationship, and that it can be enhanced through intervention. This study, which is guided by attachment theory, will be the first to examine maternal sensitivity in Thailand to see its role in the link between maternal employment and attachment. Recent trends in industrialization have meant rapid increases in the percentage of working mothers. The sample included 110 mother-infant dyads from intact middle-class families in a suburban area of Chon Buri province, Thailand. Infants are 12-18 months old, healthy and living with both parents. The mother was asked to indicate her employment status, attitudes about employment and perception of availability of child care using three Youngblut&rsquo;s scales. A 2-hour home visit was conducted to measure maternal sensitivity and attachment security. Measurement of maternal sensitivity included the Maternal behavior Q-sort and the Caldwell&rsquo;s Home; the 45-item Attachment Q-sort was used to measure mother-infant attachment. Data analyses will include multivariate methods to test the impact of employment on attachment and the mediating role of maternal sensitivity. Covariables will include attitudes about employment, and the mother&rsquo;s perception of the availability of childcare. Advanced understanding of relationships between maternal employment and attachment, as well as sensitivity in Thai mothers, will contribute to making recommendations and designing interventions in order to have better quality of mother-infant attachment in Thailand.</td></tr></table>en_GB
dc.date.available2011-10-26T22:47:44Z-
dc.date.issued2011-10-17en_GB
dc.date.accessioned2011-10-26T22:47:44Z-
dc.description.sponsorshipMidwest Nursing Research Societyen_GB
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