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Over Het Meten Van De Sensitiviteit Bij Professionele Verzorg(St)Ers, Frits Goossens, Edward Melhuish Jan 2000

Over Het Meten Van De Sensitiviteit Bij Professionele Verzorg(St)Ers, Frits Goossens, Edward Melhuish

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Much research indicates the importance of interactional experience for young children in developing their competence. In particular sensitivity in interaction has been associated with beneficial developmental outcomes and is often regarded as a central component of good quality child care. This study considers some alternative ways of measuring the sensitivity of caregivers. Thirty professional caregiver-infant dyads were observed in three different situations: in the laboratury during free-play (1), during a task (2) and at the nursery itself while caring for 10 infants with a colleague (3). Results indicated that their sensitivity was highest in situation 1; this score was significantly ...