Factors That Influence Attachment Between Foster Children And Their Caregivers

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The objective of this study was to examine the factors that influence attachment between foster children and their caregivers. This study contained a sample size of 61 children that ranged in age from two years old to seven years old. Some measures of this study are children that internalize and externalize their behavioral problems and the symptoms that relate to attachment disorder. The hypotheses of this study are that inhibited and disinhibited subtype of reactive attachment disorder have not association with a parents sensitivity, meanwhile another hypothesis is that secure attachment relationships have the ability to buffer the effects of negative childhood experiences. The information in this article shows that in past research…show more content…
The second hypothesis is “secure attachment relationships may buffer the effect of negative childhood experiences, which may be demonstrated by lower levels of emotional and behavioral problems for children with secure attachment compared to children with insecure attachment relationships.” Research methods: There was a sample size of 61 foster children the sample consisted of 39 girls and 22 boys. Some characteristics of this sample were that the foster children were between the ages of 26-88 months of age, the children selected for the sample have been exposed to previous placements in other homes. Like the majority of foster children they were placed in the foster care system because of neglect, physical or sexual abuse. The location that this study took place at was the Netherlands. The research was completed in two observations over a period of three weeks, one of the visits was in the children’s home meanwhile the other visit took place at the university. During these
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