Examined the nature of infant–nonfamilial caregiver (metaplot) relationships. 108 11–15 mo olds from either communal sleeping kibbutzim (CSK) or family sleeping kibbutzim (FSK) and 79 metaplot participated. CSK Ss were observed with the same metapelet while FSK Ss were tested once with each of their 2 metaplot. Ss were classified by observers into 1 of 3 major categories (secure, avoidant, resistant-ambivalent). The 90-item version of the Attachment Q-Sort developed by E. Waters (1987) data were provided by the metaplot. Results show that 2 infants cared for by the same metapelet tend to have the same attachment experience and develop similar bonds to that caretaker. This prevailed only among FSK infants who had the same metapelet beyond the 1st yr.
|Number of pages||21|
|Journal||Monographs of the Society for Research in Child Development|
|State||Published - 1995|