A Relação entre a qualidade da vinculação à mãe e o desenvolvimento da competência social em crianças de idade pré escolar

Translated title of the contribution: The relation between quality of attachment and the development of social competence in preschool children

Manuela Verissimo, Carla Fernandes, Antonio J. Santos, Inês Peceguina, Brian E. Vaughn, Kelly K Freeman Bost

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In this study, we attempted to map early attachment security to the development of social competence in preschool years. Participants were 48 mother dyads from two different countries (Portugal and the United States of America). Positive and significant correlations were found between the AQS security score and the social competence. The results suggest that the parent-child attachment relationships contribute to children's adaptation in the preschool peer group by promoting positive engagement with peers and by supporting a range of skills that underlie peer acceptance.

Original languagePortuguese
Pages (from-to)292-299
Number of pages8
JournalPsicologia: Reflexao e Critica
Issue number2
StatePublished - Oct 31 2011



  • Preschool children
  • Quality of attachment
  • Social competence

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Psychology(all)

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