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Middle childhood support-seeking behavior during stress: links with self-reported attachment and future depressive symptoms

(2016) CHILD DEVELOPMENT. 87(1). p.326-340
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This study tested whether children's more anxious and avoidant attachment is linked to decreased support-seeking behavior toward their mother during stress in middle childhood, and whether children's decreased support-seeking behavior enhances the impact of experiencing life events on the increase of depressive symptoms 18months later. Ninety-eight 8- to 12-year-old children filled out questionnaires assessing their level of anxious and avoidant attachment and depressive symptoms. Children's support-seeking behavior was observed through measuring the time children waited before calling for their mother's help while carrying out a stressful task. Results supported the hypothesis that more anxiously or avoidantly attached children waited longer before seeking maternal support. Moreover, waiting longer was related to increased depressive symptoms at follow-up in children who reported more experienced life events.
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ADULT ATTACHMENT, NEGATIVE COGNITIVE-STYLE, EMOTION REGULATION, ASSOCIATIONS, ADOLESCENCE, CHILDREN, DISTRESS, PUBERTY, COUPLES, PARENT

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Dujardin, Adinda, Tara Santens, Caroline Braet, Rudi De Raedt, Pieter Vos, Bea Maes, and Guy Bosmans. 2016. “Middle Childhood Support-seeking Behavior During Stress: Links with Self-reported Attachment and Future Depressive Symptoms.” Child Development 87 (1): 326–340.
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Dujardin, A., Santens, T., Braet, C., De Raedt, R., Vos, P., Maes, B., & Bosmans, G. (2016). Middle childhood support-seeking behavior during stress: links with self-reported attachment and future depressive symptoms. CHILD DEVELOPMENT, 87(1), 326–340.
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Dujardin A, Santens T, Braet C, De Raedt R, Vos P, Maes B, et al. Middle childhood support-seeking behavior during stress: links with self-reported attachment and future depressive symptoms. CHILD DEVELOPMENT. 2016;87(1):326–40.
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Dujardin, Adinda, Tara Santens, Caroline Braet, et al. “Middle Childhood Support-seeking Behavior During Stress: Links with Self-reported Attachment and Future Depressive Symptoms.” CHILD DEVELOPMENT 87.1 (2016): 326–340. Print.
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  author       = {Dujardin, Adinda and Santens, Tara and Braet, Caroline and De Raedt, Rudi and Vos, Pieter and Maes, Bea and Bosmans, Guy},
  issn         = {0009-3920},
  journal      = {CHILD DEVELOPMENT},
  keyword      = {ADULT ATTACHMENT,NEGATIVE COGNITIVE-STYLE,EMOTION REGULATION,ASSOCIATIONS,ADOLESCENCE,CHILDREN,DISTRESS,PUBERTY,COUPLES,PARENT},
  language     = {eng},
  number       = {1},
  pages        = {326--340},
  title        = {Middle childhood support-seeking behavior during stress: links with self-reported attachment and future depressive symptoms},
  url          = {http://dx.doi.org/10.1111/cdev.12491},
  volume       = {87},
  year         = {2016},
}

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