Référence bibliographique 
Tarabulsy, George M., Provost, Marc A., Bordeleau, Stéphanie, Trudel-Fitzgerald, Claudia, Moran, Greg, Pederson, David R., Trabelsi, Myriam, Lemelin, Jean-Pascal et Pierce, Tamarha. 2009. «Validation of a Short Version of the Maternal Behavior Q-Set Applied to a Brief Video Record of Mother-Infant Interaction ». Infant Behavior & Development, vol. 32, no 1, p. 132-136.
The intent of this research was to test the maternal behavior Q-set as a method to observe the maternal-infant relation and its influence on child’s behavioural development.
« 40 high-risk adolescent mother-infant dyads (20 boys) drawn from a larger study of the development of infants of adolescent mothers (Tarabulsy et al., 2008). » (p. 133)
The maternal behavior Q-set (MBQS)
Type de traitement des données :
This article tests the use of the 25 items version of the maternal behavior Q-set (MBQS) on 40 adolescent mother-infant dyads. « The MBQS is a home observation-based description of maternal interactive behavior founded on the q-sorting technique, described by Block (1961) and Waters and Deane (1985). As with most coding schemes, items focus on the contingent, coherent and warm responses of parents to infant behaviors and signals, as they occur during a 2- or 3-h home visit. » (p. 133) Result shows that the MBQS is a « [...] short, reliable and valid measure of maternal behavior, intended for use with video-taped play sequences and drawn from a home-observation derived assessment. » (p. 134)