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Short Description: The present study investigated the extent to which maternal intrusiveness and warmth during play, observed in 579 European American, 412 African American, and 110 more and 131 less acculturated Mexican American low- income families

Content Inside: Child Development, November/December 2004, Volume 75, Number 6, Pages 1613 1631 Maternal Intrusiveness, Maternal Warmth, and Mother Toddler Relationship Outcomes: Variations Across Low-Income Ethnic and Acculturation Groups Jean M. Ispa, Mark A. Fine, Linda C. Halgunseth, Scott Harper, JoAnn Robinson, Lisa Boyce, Jeanne Brooks-Gunn, and Christy Brady-Smith The present study investigated the extent to which maternal intrusiveness and warmth during play, observed in 579 European American, 412 African American, and 110 more and 131 less acculturated Mexican American lowincome families when children were approximately 15 months old, predicted 3 dimensions of the mother toddler relationship 10 months later. Intrusiveness predicted increases in later child negativity in all 4 groups. Among African Americans only, this association was moderated by maternal warmth. Intrusiveness predicted negative change in child engagement with mothers only in European American families. Finally, near-significant trends suggested that intrusiveness predicted later decreased dyadic mutuality in European American and more acculturated Mexican American families, but not in African American or less acculturated Mexican American families. Researchers have had a long-standing interest in how parenting practices, particularly those engaged in by the mother, affect the nature of the parent child relationship. Schaefer (1959) and Maccoby and Martin (1983) found that two behavioral dimensionsFcontrol and warmthFare central to parenting. In this investigation, our focus was on these two dimensions with special attention to one type of control, intrusiveness, during play. Though most researchers studying intrusiveness have concluded that intru- siveness is related to negative mother child relationship outcomes (e.g., Ainsworth, Blehar, Waters, & Wall, 1978), others have found no such association (e.g., Eshel, Landau, Daniely, & Ben-Aaron, 2000). These mixed findings suggest that critical issues remain. First, we need to understand which specific dimensions of the mother child relationship are affected by earlier maternal intrusiveness. Second, although there is evidence that maternal warmth positively affects relationship outcomes (Maccoby & Ellen Eliason Kisker, John M. Love, Diane Paulsell, Christine Ross, Peter Schochet, Cheri Vogel, and Welmoet van Kammen); Medical University of South Carolina (Richard Faldowski, Gui-Young Hong, and Susan Pickrel); Michigan State University (Hiram Fitzgerald, Tom Reischl, and Rachel Schiffman); New York University (Mark Spellmann and Catherine Tamis-LeMonda); University of Arkansas (Robert Bradley, Richard Clubb, Andrea Hart, Mark Swanson, and Leanne Whiteside-Mansell); University of California, Los Angeles (Carollee Howes and Claire Hamilton); University of Colorado Health Sciences Center (Robert Emde, Jon Korfmacher, JoAnn Robinson, Paul Spicer, and Norman Watt); University of Kansas (Jane Atwater, Judith Carta; and Jean Ann Summers); University of Missouri-Columbia (Mark Fine, Jean Ispa, and Kathy Thornburg); University of Pittsburgh (Beth Green, Carol McAllister, and Robert McCall); University of Washington School of Education (Eduardo Armijo and Joseph Stowitschek); University of Washington School of Nursing (Kathryn Barnard and Susan Spieker), and Utah State University (Lisa Boyce, Gina Cook, Catherine Callow-Heusser, and Lori Roggman). The content of this publication does not necessarily reflect the views or policies of the Department of Health and Human Services. Correspondence concerning this article should be addressed to Jean Ispa, Department of Human Development and Family Studies, University of Missouri-Columbia, 314 Gentry Hall, Columbia, MO 65211. Electronic mail may be sent to ispaj@missouri. edu. r 2004 by the Society for Research in Child Development, Inc. All rights reserved. 0009-3920/2004/7506-0001 Jean M. Ispa, Mark A. Fine, Linda C. Halgunseth, and Scott Harper, Department of Human Development and Family Studies, University of Missouri-Columbia; JoAnn Robinson, Department of Psychiatry, University of Colorado Health Sciences Center; Lisa Boyce, Department of Family and Human Development, Utah State University; Jeanne Brooks-Gunn, Teachers College and College of Physicians and Surgeons, Columbia University; Christy Brady-Smith, Teachers College, Columbia University. The findings reported here are based on research conducted as part of the national Early Head Start Research and Evaluation Project funded by the Administration for Children and Families (ACF); U.S. Department of Health and Human Services under contract 105-95-1936 to Mathematica Policy Research, Princeton, NJ; and Columbia University's Center for Children and Families, Teachers College, in conjunction with the Early Head Start Research Consortium. The Consortium consists of representatives from 17 programs participating in the evaluation, 15 local research teams, the evaluation contractors, and ACF. Research institutions in the Consortium (and principal researchers) include ACF (Rachel Chazan Cohen, Judith Jerald, Esther Kresh, Helen Raikes, and Louisa Tarullo); Catholic University of America (Michaela Farber, Harriet Liebow, Nancy Taylor, Elizabeth Timberlake, and Shavaun Wall); The Center for Children and Families at Columbia University (Lisa Berlin, Christy Brady-Smith, Jeanne Brooks-Gunn, and Allison Sidle Fuligni); Harvard University (Catherine Ayoub, Barbara Alexander Pan, and Catherine Snow); Iowa State University (Dee Draper, Gayle Luze, Susan McBride, Carla Peterson); Mathematica Policy Research (Kimberly Boller, Jill Constantine,

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