International Adoption: Influence of Attachment and Maternal Monitoring Style in the Emergence of Behavioural Problems in Adolescence in Relation to Age at Adoption
Référence bibliographique 
Habersaat, Stephanie A., Tessier, Réjean et Pierrehumbert, Blaise. 2011. «International Adoption: Influence of Attachment and Maternal Monitoring Style in the Emergence of Behavioural Problems in Adolescence in Relation to Age at Adoption ». Schweizer Archiv für Neurologie und Psychiatrie, vol. 162, no 1, p. 21-26.
Intentions : « In the present study we will examine the influence of different categories of age at adoption, intensity of child attachment behaviours and maternal monitoring style on behavioural problems. » (p. 22)
Échantillon/Matériau : « Families taking part at this study are all Canadians. They adopted a child from abroad between 1985 and 2002, and were contacted in the context of a survey conducted by Tessier et al. […] with the help of the International Adoption Secretaryship in Quebec. [...] For the present report we retained only adolescents aged between 12 and 18 years at the time of the study (N = 350, 186 girls and 164 boys). » (p. 22)
Instruments : Questionnaires
Type de traitement des données : Analyse statistique
« The literature shows an association between the emergence of behavioural problems in adopted adolescents and a wide range of factors. » (p. 22) In this study, the authors found that, « [o]n the whole, having been adopted after 24 months may constitute a risk factor regarding behavioural problems in adolescence. […] [The authors] also highlight the importance of the parent-child quality of the attachment relationship and maternal monitoring style and frequency as protective factors against the emergence of behavioural problems in adopted adolescents. Of course, an important limitation on these results is that attachment, parenting practices and behavioural problems are only reported by mothers. » (p. 25)