Attachment style, home-leaving age and behavioral problems among residential care children

Mally Shechory, Eliane Sommerfeld

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Abstract

In a prospective study, the attachment style, home-leaving age, length of time in residential care, and behavioral problems among Israeli residential care children (N = 68), were studied. Data analyses showed that children removed from their homes at a later age suffered from higher levels of anxiety, depression and social problems compared to children taken from their homes at the age of 7 or less. It was also found that a prolonged stay (over 2 years) in residential care was related to higher levels of anxiety and depression. An interaction effect of a child's attachment style and home-leaving age was found in the child's level of aggressive behavior.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)361-373
Number of pages13
JournalChild Psychiatry and Human Development
Volume37
Issue number4
DOIs
StatePublished - Apr 2007

Keywords

  • Age out of home
  • Attachment
  • Behavioral problems children
  • Residential care

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