volume 19, issue 1, P121-140 1996
DOI: 10.1080/016502596385983
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Birgitte R. Mednick

Abstract: The relationships between an indicator of child dif cultness and a set of maternal and familial factors were examined in three samples: ages 3-12 months; 12-24 months; and 24-36 months. After initial attempts at using a traditional psychometric approach to measuring dif cultness had resulted in a methodologically questionable indicator, factor analytical techniques were employed to develop an alternative indicator of dif cultness for each sample.Maternal anxiety was signi cantly correlated with child dif cult…

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