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Publication type: Article in scientific journal
Type of review: Peer review (publication)
Title: Smartphones in the nursery : parental smartphone use and parental sensitivity and responsiveness within parent–child interaction in early childhood (0–5 years): a scoping review
Authors: Braune-Krickau, Katrin
Schneebeli, Larissa
Pehlke-Milde, Jessica
Gemperle, Michael
Koch, Ramona
von Wyl, Agnes
et. al: No
DOI: 10.1002/imhj.21908
Published in: Infant Mental Health Journal
Volume(Issue): 42
Issue: 2
Pages: 161
Pages to: 175
Issue Date: 15-Jan-2021
Publisher / Ed. Institution: Wiley
ISSN: 0163-9641
Language: English
Subjects: Absorption; Early years; Parental responsiveness; Parental sensitivity; Parental smartphone use; Technoference
Subject (DDC): 306.8: Family sociology
618.92: Pediatrics
Abstract: The omnipresence of smartphones has not stopped at the door to the nursery. It is especially important to better understand the impact of parental smartphone use on relationships at the beginning of children's lives. Babies and toddlers are essentially dependent on caregivers' sensitive and responsive behaviors within the context of the development of attachment patterns. Disturbances in parental sensitivity can have a negative impact on attachment-related interactional processes between parents and children and on child outcomes, such as self-regulatory capacity. The goal of this review is to compile existing research on the impact of parental mobile device use through technoference or absorption on parental sensitivity and responsiveness within parent-child interactions in the early years (0-5). We conducted a thorough search of the databases PsycInfo and PubMed, additionally consulting data sources such as Google Scholar and Google. In this review, we included 12 studies with a variety of methodical approaches. The research so far indicates that parental smartphone use may be associated with changes in parental sensitivity and responsiveness. Absorption in the device appears to contribute to this association more strongly than short interruptions of relating per se (technoference). However, to better understand these processes, more in-depth, longitudinal research is needed.
Fulltext version: Published version
License (according to publishing contract): CC BY-NC-ND 4.0: Attribution - Non commercial - No derivatives 4.0 International
Departement: Applied Psychology
School of Health Sciences
Organisational Unit: Institute of Midwifery (IHB)
Psychological Institute (PI)
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