A study of difficulty in child-care during rapprochement crisis

Yukiko Sato, Hitoshi Shiwaku

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Purpose: To identify the relationship between difficulty in child-care and rapprochement crisis of child. Subjects: 413 mothers whose children attended kindergartens. Method: The mothers were given the questionnaire and asked to complete and return it. The questionnaire involved the difficulty in child-care scale (DCCS), rapprochement crisis scale (RCS). Results: Four factors were extracted from the RCS : Ambivalence, Closeness, Expansion of way to express, and Instability. The pearson correlation coefficient showed a significant relationship between DCCS and RCS for 4 and 5-year-olds. Conclusion: These results suggest the importance of assessing the rapprochement crisis when nurse assist mothers with difficulty in child-care.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)51-58
Number of pages8
JournalInternational Journal of Nursing Studies
Issue number1
Publication statusPublished - 2002
Externally publishedYes


  • Difficulty in child-care
  • Kindergarten
  • Rapprochement crisis

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Nursing(all)


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