Please use this identifier to cite or link to this item: doi:10.22028/D291-40204
Title: Maternal Bonding in Early Infancy Predicts Childrens' Social Competences in Preschool Age
Author(s): Joas, Jens
Möhler, Eva
Language: English
Title: Frontiers in Psychiatry
Volume: 12
Publisher/Platform: Frontiers
Year of Publication: 2021
Free key words: bonding
social competences
social skills
child development
longitudinal study
DDC notations: 610 Medicine and health
Publikation type: Journal Article
Abstract: Background: There are many studies on mother-child-bonding with little theoretical doubt that better bonding may have a positive effect on further social development. However, there is hardly any empirical evidence. In particular, there is a lack prospective longitudinal studies. Methods: As part of a longitudinal study, bonding was assessed in a community sample of 97 healthy mothers using the Postpartum Bonding Questionnaire (PBQ) 6 weeks after birth of their child. Social competencies in the offspring were assessed using the Self- and Other-oriented Social Competencies (SOCOMP) at 5.5 years of age. A potential correlation between bonding and social competencies was tested using Spearman Rank Correlation. Results: Retention rate over 5.5 years was 77.23%. Lower Maternal Bonding Impairment Scores 6 weeks postnatally were positively related to childrens’ social competences at 5.5 years of age. Conclusion: The present data confirm a positive and long-term influence of bonding on social skills and provide further evidence of the importance of parent child bonding for child development in general. This result should give reason to further investigate this relationship in depth, causally and at later points in time.
DOI of the first publication: 10.3389/fpsyt.2021.687535
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Link to this record: urn:nbn:de:bsz:291--ds-402044
ISSN: 1664-0640
Date of registration: 26-Jul-2023
Faculty: M - Medizinische Fakultät
Department: M - Neurologie und Psychiatrie
Professorship: M - Dr. med. Eva Möhler
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