Child-teacher dependency: The state of the research

Kathleen Moritz Rudasill

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The purpose of this commentary is to situate the findings from the studies in this special issue within the broader child-teacher relationship literature, with particular focus on the complex nature of child-teacher dependency. First, I briefly describe and review each of the compelling papers in this special issue. Second, I weave the studies to each other by linking their methods and results, and by identifying similar findings from the extant literature. Third, I provide some thoughts about future directions and implications for the study of child-teacher dependency from my perspective as a researcher in this field.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)572-580
Number of pages9
JournalAttachment and Human Development
Issue number5
StatePublished - 2021
Externally publishedYes


  • Dependency
  • behavioral inhibition
  • internalizing behavior
  • shyness
  • teacher-child relationship quality

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Developmental and Educational Psychology
  • Psychiatry and Mental health


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