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Interaction with the Mother in Children Born as a Result of in Vitro Fertilization (IVF): Attachment and Parenting Style Features 1792


Dueva A.A.
Post-graduate Student, Chair of Development Psychology, Department of Educational Psychology, Moscow State University of Psychology & Education, Moscow, Russia

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.

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

Column: Family Psychology


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