Failure to form attachment - EVALUATION case studies

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Quinton et al (1984)

Poor parenting

What did they do:

  • Compaired a group of 50 women who had been reared in institutions with a control group of 50 women reared at home.

What did they find:

  • When the women were in their 20's:
  • Ex-institutional women were experiencing extreme difficulties acting as parents.
  • Most of the ex-institutional women had children who spent time in care.

Gardner (1972)



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