移行対象の出現・消失に関する社会心理学的規定因の検討 : 生育環境と夫婦間ストレスの視点から  [in Japanese] Social psychological determinants of appearance-disappearance of transitional objects : Focusing on nursing environment and marital stress  [in Japanese]

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Abstract

"A transitional object" is the first possession that an infant places a special attachment toward, which is not part of him/herself. Typical examples are towels, blankets and teddy bears. The purpose of this study was to investigate the determinants of appearance and disappearance of transitional objects with a special focus on the two factors of "nursing environment" and "marital stress." Two-hundred-and-eleven mothers were asked to complete a questionnaire survey through personal interviews. The main findings were as follows : (1) Transitional objects appeared in bottle-fed infants more often than breast-fed infants ; (2) Infants with younger siblings parted with their transitional objects later than those with older siblings and those without any siblings ; (3) Most transitional objects tended to appear simultaneously with the mothers' stopping breastfeeding ; (4) Transitional objects tended to appear in infants whose mothers had a stressful relationship with their husbands, relative to those who did not. Based on these findings, the "Transitional Object Acquiring Process Model" was presented.

Journal

  • Japanese Journal of Social Psychology

    Japanese Journal of Social Psychology 19(3), 184-194, 2004

    The Japanese Society of Social Psychology

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  • NII Article ID (NAID)
    110002785394
  • NII NACSIS-CAT ID (NCID)
    AN10049127
  • Text Lang
    JPN
  • ISSN
    09161503
  • NDL Article ID
    6898108
  • NDL Source Classification
    ZE1(社会・労働--社会科学・社会思想・社会学)
  • NDL Call No.
    Z6-2798
  • Data Source
    NDL  NII-ELS  J-STAGE 
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