Interaction with the Mother in Children Born as a Result of in Vitro Fertilization (IVF): Attachment and Parenting Style Features

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Abstract

The article is devoted to the social and emotional development of children. We tested and partially confirmed the hypothesis that children born as a result of reproductive technology, less often show reliable attachment type than the naturally born children. Such a pattern may emerge because of the behavior of IVF mothers. The present study involved 11 children aged from 5 years to 6 years 11 months, born as a result of IVF, and 10 control children conceived naturally, as well as their mothers. To collect anamnesis, we used: survey of parents with Child-parent emotional interaction questionnaire, and techniques Analysis of family education, projective drawing techniques Nest drawing and Drawing dialogue aimed at identifying the quality of the child's attachment to his mother and interaction in the dyad, as well as Kaplan method for determining the type of attachment.

General Information

Keywords: socio- emotional development of children, child's attachment to his mother, parent-child relationships, in vitro fertilization, parenting styles, projective drawing techniques

Journal rubric: Psychology of Education

Article type: scientific article

DOI: https://doi.org/10.17759/psyedu.2014060225

For citation: Dueva A.A. Interaction with the Mother in Children Born as a Result of in Vitro Fertilization (IVF): Attachment and Parenting Style Features [Elektronnyi resurs]. Psikhologicheskaya nauka i obrazovanie psyedu.ru [Psychological Science and Education psyedu.ru], 2014. Vol. 6, no. 2, pp. 293–305. DOI: 10.17759/psyedu.2014060225. (In Russ., аbstr. in Engl.)

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Information About the Authors

A. A. Dueva, Post-graduate Student, Chair of Development Psychology, Department of Educational Psychology, Moscow State University of Psychology & Education, Moscow, Russia, e-mail: a_gusarova@bk.ru

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