Submitted to the Journal in February 1999. Authors are at the Eliot-Pearson Department of Child Development, Tufts University, Medford, Mass.
SECURITY OF ATTACHMENT AND PARENTING: Homeless and Low-Income Housed Mothers and Infants
Article first published online: 24 MAR 2010
1999 American Orthopsychiatric Association
American Journal of Orthopsychiatry
Volume 69, Issue 3, pages 337–346, July 1999
How to Cite
Easterbrooks, M. A. and Graham, C. A. (1999), SECURITY OF ATTACHMENT AND PARENTING: Homeless and Low-Income Housed Mothers and Infants. American Journal of Orthopsychiatry, 69: 337–346. doi: 10.1037/h0080408
- Issue published online: 24 MAR 2010
- Article first published online: 24 MAR 2010
A racially diverse sample of 112 low-income and homeless mothers of infants was examined for associations among housing status (homeless vs. housed), parenting practices, and infant attachment. Results demonstrated few effects of housing status on characteristics of parenting or security of attachment. Security of infant attachment was found to be related to parenting practices and parenting difficulties. Implications of the findings are discussed.