Table 9.1 lists the assessments of caregiving in child age order.
Ainsworth (1969b), during the early stages of the Baltimore study (Ainsworth,
Bell and Stayton 1971; Ainsworth et al. 1978).
General maternal characteristics.
Mothers of young children.
Observations of maternal characteristics are rated on four nine-point, scales:
This scale deals with the mother's ability to perceive and interpret accurately the signals and communications implicit in her infant's behaviour, and given this understanding, respond to them appropriately and promptly. Thus, the mother's sensitivity has four essential components:
Assessments of Caregiving