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Razeghi N, Ghobari Bonab B, Mazaheri M. Day Care and Children's Attachment Styles: A Study on Families in Tehran. Advances in Cognitive Sciences. 2006; 8 (1) :38-46
URL: http://icssjournal.ir/article-1-277-en.html
1- Islamic Azad University, Tafresh Branch.
Abstract:   (900 Views)
Objective: Despite nearly half a century of research on the effects of daycare on children, the fundamental question of whether non-parental daycare adversely affects young children has not been answered conclusively. The present study was carried out with the aim of identifying day care children’s attachment styles. 
Method: To assess the attachment pattern of children, in a cross-sectional study, the Separation Anxiety Test (SAT) of Slough et al. was administered to 36 children from day care centers in  Tehran . Descriptive statistical methods and one way analysis of variance with repeated measures and Tukey's post hoc were used for data analysis. 
Results: Almost half the children had "insecure attachment styles". Contrary to what was expected, subjects in picture 4 (where parents went on a trip for two weeks), showed attachments at the same level as other pictures, and had more self-reliance in comparison with picture 1. 
Conclusion: Rather than generalizing the effects of day care, and implicit or explicit condemnations of maternal employment, researchers ought to carry out research on the effect of mediating factors. Responses of children to picture 4 can be counted as a kind of avoidance as two weeks is a long time for children to be separated from their parents, and they avoid talking about it and rather talk about the gifts they receive from their parents.
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Type of Study: Research | Subject: Special
Received: 2017/10/15 | Accepted: 2006/01/16 | Published: 2006/03/21

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