Maternal Alexithymic Traits Are Related to Lower Maternal Sensitivity and Higher Hostility in Maternal Caregiving Behavior-The FinnBrain Birth Cohort Study.

Citation metadata

Publisher: Frontiers Research Foundation
Document Type: Report; Brief article
Length: 401 words
Lexile Measure: 1600L

Document controls

Main content

Article Preview :

Author(s): Ahrnberg, Hanna, Korja, Riikka, Scheinin, Noora M., Nolvi, Saara, Kataja, Eeva-Leena, Kajanoja, Jani, Hakanen, Hetti, Karlsson, Linnea, Karlsson, Hasse, Karukivi, Max

Background The quality of parental caregiving behavior with their child plays a key role in optimal mother-infant interaction and in supporting child adaptive development. Sensitive caregiving behavior, in turn, requires the ability to identify and understand emotions. Maternal alexithymia, with difficulties in identifying and describing feelings or emotions, as well as a concrete way of thinking, could potentially complicate the quality of caregiving. In this study, we aim to explore the possible association between maternal alexithymic traits and...

Source Citation

Source Citation   

Gale Document Number: GALE|A674951737