A small scale research exploring how potential encouragement for a single main caregiver during transitioning affects a child’s attachment, social and cognitive development.

Student, A. (2017) A small scale research exploring how potential encouragement for a single main caregiver during transitioning affects a child’s attachment, social and cognitive development. Undergraduate thesis, University of Chichester.

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Abstract

This research entails to examine how potential encouragement from a single main caregiver during transitioning affects a child’s attachment, social and cognitive development. The investigation was thematically introduced evaluating literature from many theorists and researchers. The themes evaluated comprise “Historical and contemporary research on attachment”, “Social and emotional effects of attachment”, “Cognitive Development in relation to children’s emotional well- being” and “Adult responsiveness to children” along with policies and legislation set within the United Kingdom to aid transitioning within early year’s settings. The aims within the literature review aided the researcher to fully explore the research aims. Each theme within the literature review was assessed and discussed in relation to attachment. Purposive technique of non- participant observations and the use of content analyses were specifically chosen to support the researcher’s research aims. Non- participant observation allowed the researcher to gain an insight of the experience the participants experienced without getting involved. The main findings showed that positive encouragement was not initially imposed by the main caregiver towards the child. The main caregiver encompassed many issues, however; with the key person’s support provided encouragement towards the child aid transition. An interesting theme which occurred from the research was that the qualifications a key person withholds affects the way transition is supported. It suggests that an effective relationship is needed to support children to transition into an early year’s setting positively.

Item Type: Thesis (Undergraduate)
Additional Information: BA (Hons) Early Childhood Studies
Subjects: H Social Sciences > H Social Sciences (General)
Divisions: Departments > Childhood and Youth
Undergraduate Dissertations
Depositing User: Wendy Ellison
Date Deposited: 10 Aug 2017 11:48
Last Modified: 10 Aug 2017 11:48
URI: http://eprints.chi.ac.uk/id/eprint/2928

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