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Indiscriminate Friendliness in Maltreated Foster Children

Show simple item record Pears, K. C., Bruce, J., Fisher, P. A., & Kim, H. K. 2014-08-19T16:12:01Z 2014-08-19T16:12:01Z 2009
dc.identifier.citation Pears, K. C., Bruce, J., Fisher, P. A., & Kim, H. K. (2009). Indiscriminate friendliness in maltreated foster children. Child maltreatment, 15(10, 64-75. en_US
dc.description.abstract Indiscriminate friendliness is well documented in children adopted internationally following institutional rearing but is less studied in maltreated foster children. Precursors and correlates of indiscriminate friendliness were examined in 93 preschool-aged maltreated children residing in foster care and 60 age-matched, nonmaltreated children living with their biological parents. Measures included parent reports, official case record data, and standardized laboratory assessments. Foster children exhibited higher levels of indiscriminate friendliness than nonmaltreated children. Inhibitory control was negatively associated with indiscriminate friendliness even after controlling for age and general cognitive ability. Additionally, the foster children who had experienced a greater number of foster caregivers had poorer inhibitory control, which was in turn associated with greater indiscriminate friendliness. The results indicate a greater prevalence of indiscriminate friendliness among foster children and suggest that indiscriminate friendliness is part of a larger pattern of dysregulation associated with inconsistency in caregiving. (Author Abstract) en_US
dc.language.iso en_US en_US
dc.publisher Child Maltreatment en_US
dc.subject child abuse en_US
dc.subject international adoption en_US
dc.subject social behavior en_US
dc.subject risk taking en_US
dc.subject research en_US
dc.title Indiscriminate Friendliness in Maltreated Foster Children en_US
dc.type Article en_US

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