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The relation of attachment and emotion regulation of infant in the Strange Situation Procedure

  • THE KOREAN JOURNAL OF DEVELOPMENTAL PSYCHOLOGY
  • 2005, 18(2), pp.23-38
  • Publisher : The Korean Society For Developmental Psychology
  • Research Area : Social Science > Psychological Science

Park Hye Ju 1 BangHeeJeong 1 Lee, Soon Hang 1 최해훈 1

1이화여자대학교

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ABSTRACT

The purpose of this study were (a) to classify the attachment type and emotion regulation type, and (ⅱ) to examine whether attachment was linked with emotion regulation. The subjects of the study were 36 infants of middle class housewives residing in Seoul and Kyungki Area(Shinchon, Eunpyoung, Yeo-ui-do, Ilsan) whose age was 12-18 months. In order to assess the pattern of infant-mother attachment and emotion regulation, each infant-mother dyad was observed in the Strange Situation. The results of the study were as follows. First, as a result of attachment type classification, type B holds 63.9% of the sample, type A holds 13.9%, and type C & D hold 11.1% separately. Second, In the type of infant's emotion regulation, 9 infants(28.1%) were classified as 'open emotion expression', 14 infants(43.8%) were as 'minimized emotion expression', 9 infants(28.1%) were as 'heightened emotion expression'. And finally, there was statistically significant relation between infant-mother attachment and emotion regulation.

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