Degree Type

Dissertation

Date of Award

2013

Degree Name

Doctor of Philosophy

Department

Human Development and Family Studies

First Advisor

Tricia Neppl

Abstract

In Chapter 2 of this paper, a quantitative analysis investigated the association between positive couple interaction and child outcomes (externalizing behavior and social competence) as mediated through positive parenting and a secure parent-child attachment. In Chapter 3, a qualitative approach was used to explore the perspectives and parenting behaviors of mothers who identify as attachment parents Additionally, the implications of attachment theory, evolutionary theory, and the societal context in which parenting practices are embedded are explored. A connection between the quantitative and qualitative findings of this study is drawn in Chapter 4 via the discussion section. In addition, consistencies and inconsistencies were explored between the results of both studies as well as between previous research findings and pre-established theory.

DOI

https://doi.org/10.31274/etd-180810-3399

Copyright Owner

Haley V. Wedmore

Language

en

File Format

application/pdf

File Size

172 pages

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