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Children's attention to mother and adolescent stress moderate the attachment-depressive symptoms link

(2020) PSYCHOLOGICA BELGICA. 60(1). p.294-314
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The breadth of children's attentional field around their mother determines whether securely or insecurely attached children are at risk to develop depressive symptoms when confronted with distress in adolescence. To test this effect longitudinally, we measured children's (M-age = 10.93; N = 109) baseline attentional breadth around their mother, attachment status (combining attachment coherence, secure base script knowledge, and self-reported trust), and self-reported depressive symptoms. One and two years later, we measured self-reported distress and depressive symptoms. We tested three-way interactions between attentional breadth x attachment x distress on changes in depressive symptoms. This three-way interaction was marginally significantly linked with changes in depressive symptoms from baseline to year 1, and significantly with changes in depressive symptoms from baseline to year 2. Results pointed to the protective role of a narrow attentional field around the mother in middle childhood for securely attached children who are confronted with distress later in life.
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MIDDLE CHILDHOOD, INTERNALIZING SYMPTOMS, PARENTAL ATTACHMENT, REPETITIVE THINKING, ASSOCIATIONS, INVENTORY, VALIDITY, GENDER, BIAS, REPRESENTATIONS, Attachment, Middle Childhood, Adolescence, Depressive Symptoms, Information Processing

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Bosmans, Guy, et al. “Children’s Attention to Mother and Adolescent Stress Moderate the Attachment-Depressive Symptoms Link.” PSYCHOLOGICA BELGICA, vol. 60, no. 1, 2020, pp. 294–314, doi:10.5334/pb.550.
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Bosmans, G., Van de Walle, M., Bijttebier, P., De Winter, S., Heylen, J., Ceulemans, E., & De Raedt, R. (2020). Children’s attention to mother and adolescent stress moderate the attachment-depressive symptoms link. PSYCHOLOGICA BELGICA, 60(1), 294–314. https://doi.org/10.5334/pb.550
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Bosmans, Guy, Magali Van de Walle, Patricia Bijttebier, Simon De Winter, Joke Heylen, Eva Ceulemans, and Rudi De Raedt. 2020. “Children’s Attention to Mother and Adolescent Stress Moderate the Attachment-Depressive Symptoms Link.” PSYCHOLOGICA BELGICA 60 (1): 294–314. https://doi.org/10.5334/pb.550.
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Bosmans, Guy, Magali Van de Walle, Patricia Bijttebier, Simon De Winter, Joke Heylen, Eva Ceulemans, and Rudi De Raedt. 2020. “Children’s Attention to Mother and Adolescent Stress Moderate the Attachment-Depressive Symptoms Link.” PSYCHOLOGICA BELGICA 60 (1): 294–314. doi:10.5334/pb.550.
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Bosmans G, Van de Walle M, Bijttebier P, De Winter S, Heylen J, Ceulemans E, et al. Children’s attention to mother and adolescent stress moderate the attachment-depressive symptoms link. PSYCHOLOGICA BELGICA. 2020;60(1):294–314.
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G. Bosmans et al., “Children’s attention to mother and adolescent stress moderate the attachment-depressive symptoms link,” PSYCHOLOGICA BELGICA, vol. 60, no. 1, pp. 294–314, 2020.
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  journal      = {PSYCHOLOGICA BELGICA},
  keywords     = {MIDDLE CHILDHOOD,INTERNALIZING SYMPTOMS,PARENTAL ATTACHMENT,REPETITIVE THINKING,ASSOCIATIONS,INVENTORY,VALIDITY,GENDER,BIAS,REPRESENTATIONS,Attachment,Middle Childhood,Adolescence,Depressive Symptoms,Information Processing},
  language     = {eng},
  number       = {1},
  pages        = {294--314},
  title        = {Children's attention to mother and adolescent stress moderate the attachment-depressive symptoms link},
  url          = {http://dx.doi.org/10.5334/pb.550},
  volume       = {60},
  year         = {2020},
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