Journal article

Protocol for the Adaptation of a Direct Observational Measure of Parent-Child Interaction for Use With 7-8-Year-Old Children

Shannon K Bennetts, Jasmine Love, Elizabeth M Westrupp, Naomi J Hackworth, Fiona K Mensah, Jan M Nicholson, Penny Levickis

FRONTIERS IN PSYCHOLOGY | FRONTIERS MEDIA SA | Published : 2021

Abstract

Objective: Parenting sensitivity and mutual parent-child attunement are key features of environments that support children's learning and development. To-date, observational measures of these constructs have focused on children aged 2-6 years and are less relevant to the more sophisticated developmental skills of children aged 7-8 years, despite parenting being equally important at these ages. We undertook a rigorous process to adapt an existing observational measure for 7-8-year-old children and their parents. This paper aimed to: (i) describe a protocol for adapting an existing framework for rating parent-child interactions, (ii) determine variations in parents' sensitive responding and pa..

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Grants

Awarded by National Health and Medical Research Council


Awarded by NHMRC Centre of Research Excellence in Child Language


Awarded by European Union's Horizon 2020 Research and Innovation Program under theMarie Sklodowska-Curie grant


Awarded by NHMRC Career Development Fellowship


Funding Acknowledgements

This work was supported by the National Health and Medical Research Council (GNT1076857) and the Victorian Government Department of Education and Training. The collaboration was supported by the NHMRC Centre of Research Excellence in Child Language (GNT1023493). SB, JL, NH, EW, and JN were supported by the Roberta Holmes Transition to Contemporary Parenthood Program at La Trobe University. PL was supported by the European Union's Horizon 2020 Research and Innovation Program under theMarie Sklodowska-Curie grant agreement no. 705044. FM was supported by a NHMRC Career Development Fellowship (CDF 1111160). Research at the Murdoch Children's Research Institute is supported by the Victorian Government's Operational Infrastructure Program.