Conditions of Continuity and Discontinuity in Infant Negative Emotionality: Newborn to Five Months

Margaret Fish, Cynthia Stifter, Jay Belsky

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Abstract

This study investigated infant and caregiving‐environment variables associated with continuity and discontinuity in infant negative emotionality between the newborn period and 5 months of age. Comparisons were made between groups of infants who evidenced similar levels of crying as neonates but differed by 5 months of age. For initially high‐crying infants, mother personality traits, marital quality, and infant variables measured neonatally discriminated stable from changing infants. Ratings of mother sensitivity and infant responsiveness made at 5 months of age also related to continuity and discontinuity in negative emotionality over the first 5 months.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)1525-1537
Number of pages13
JournalChild development
Volume62
Issue number6
DOIs
StatePublished - Jan 1 1991

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  • Pediatrics, Perinatology, and Child Health
  • Education
  • Developmental and Educational Psychology

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In: Child development, Vol. 62, No. 6, 01.01.1991, p. 1525-1537.

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