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  • Belsky and Rovine (1988) Negative Effects
    • Aim
      • Compare rates of insecure attachments with full-time working parents, part-time and full-time mothers.
    • Practical
      • 149 12-13 month babies (90 male, 59 female)
        • Married heterosexual parents, middle-class families.
      • Assessed attachment w/ both parents.
        • Strange Situation at 12 months w/ mother, 13 w/ father.
      • Special attention at stage 8.(response to reunited)
      • Mothers interviewed about work.
        • Classified; how many hours used daycare a week.
      • Mothers interviewed at child age 3, 6, 12 months.
      • rates of insecure attachment calculated in relation to mothers working hours.
    • Conclusion
      • Daycare 20 + hours a week increases risk of insecure attachment to mother.
      • Mother working 35+ hours a week increases risk insecure attachment to father.
    • Results
      • Using daycare more than 20 hours = higher insecure attachment.
      • Babies whose mothers work 35+ hours = higher likely insecure attachment to father.
      • More than half in full-time day care did not have insecure attachments.

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