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Preschoolers' attachment to grandparent caregivers

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dc.contributor.author Filangeri-Parashar, Jessica en_US
dc.date.accessioned 2008-03-28T18:17:03Z en_US
dc.date.accessioned 2009-10-19T16:30:28Z
dc.date.available 2008-03-28T18:17:03Z en_US
dc.date.available 2009-10-19T16:30:28Z
dc.date.issued 2008-03-28T18:17:03Z en_US
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/1951/43012 en_US
dc.description.abstract Currently, there are over 2.4 million children in the United States living in the custodial care of their grandparents. Grandparents as caregivers and the problems their grandchildren face have received little attention in developmental research. The purpose of this paper is to address the possibility that secure attachment relationships with grandparents can serve as a protective factor against the risks of disrupted attachments with parents. In order to address this question, a framework is proposed that combines central elements of two differing perspectives on young children’s relationships, traditional attachment theory, and a social network model. An example of how this model can be used to investigate important developmental questions is outlined. en_US
dc.language.iso en_US en_US
dc.subject attachment behavior en_US
dc.subject preschool children en_US
dc.title Preschoolers' attachment to grandparent caregivers en_US
dc.type Thesis en_US


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