Sibel Kazak Berument

Sibel Kazak Berument
Middle East Technical University | METU · Department of Psychology

PhD

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Anxiety problems are seen as early as 1-2 years of age. Among others, parenting and child temperament are considered as the most important factors affecting anxiety in early childhood. In the current study, the unique roles of parent-ing (maternal overprotectiveness and warmth) and temperament (behavioral inhibition and negative emotionality), pare...
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To the best of our knowledge, there is not any questionnaire in Turkish measuring adult temperament that could be used both with the community as well as with clinical samples. Thus, the purpose of the study was to translate The Adult Temperament Questionnaire-Short Form (ATQ, Evans and Rothbart, 2007), which has already been translated into severa...
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The purpose of the present study was to examine how negative parenting, namely coercive and abusive parenting, relates to maternal and child temperamental characteristics, based on Belsky’s model of parenting. In addition to the unique effects of child temperamental characteristics (approach, perceptual sensitivity, soothability, persistence, and r...
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This study investigated the mediator role of cognitive emotion regulation strategies in the relationship between nature connectedness and stress. The stress levels of participants were measured using two different methods: a) perceived stress and b) cumulative cortisol levels, which were analyzed by using the 3 cm segment of hair closest to the sca...
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In the study, a path analysis was conducted to understand the association between COVID-19 experiences as well as home chaos and cognitive engagement through maternal distress and perceived maternal parenting behaviors during the pandemic. In addition, the association between difficulties with online education and cognitive engagement was examined....
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Institutional care has been shown to increase the risk of attention problems in children, but some children are more sensitive to their environment, both for better and for worse. With this in mind, the current study examined the moderating role of temperament (falling reactivity) between early adversity and attention skills. Six- to 15-month-old i...
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Socioeconomic status (SES) appears to be an important contextual factor in children's developmental outcomes, including their responses to stress. However, some children are more susceptible to its effects than others. Hair cortisol is a newer method of assessing the activity of the HPA axis, providing cumulative cortisol levels. The present articl...
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The cognitive contextual model proposes that children’s appraisals of interparental conflict (IPC) can influence their adjustment. In addition, previous research revealed that interparental disputes may reflect on parent-child relationship that is linked with children’s self-blame and threat appraisals concerning IPC. However, there is a scarcity o...
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Although being under protection has negative influences on children’s development, studies indicated that some environmental and individual factors play a protective role. Present study examined moderating role of social support as an environmental factor and temperament as an individual factor in the relationship between problem behaviors and rear...
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Psychosocially deprived conditions negatively affect children in terms of cognitive, emotional and social development. One of these conditions is to grow under the government protection. Being raised in institutions put children under the risk of developmental latencies and problems (Merz, McCall, Wright, & Luna, 2013). Environmental and individual...
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This study aimed to investigate the relationship between greenery around children's homes and their self-regulation skills through the mediator role of nature connectedness. The moderator role of perceptual sensitivity in the relationship between greenery and nature connectedness was also examined. Two hundred and ninety-nine children aged between...
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The first aim of the study was to examine the differences in self-concept development of children residing in institutions, care villages, group homes, foster care, or with biological families (low socioeconomic status [SES] and middle SES). The second aim was to investigate children’s susceptibility to these environmental variations from a differe...
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Özet Bu çalişmada, Anne Davranişlari Siniflandirma Seti (ADSS; Pederson ve Moran, 1995; Sümer, Sayil ve Berument, 2016) maddeleri esas alinarak oluşturulan Anne Duyarlilik Ölçeği’nin (ADÖ) geçerlik ve güvenirliği test edilmiştir. ADSS maddelerinden yola çikilarak, gözleme dayanan 29 maddelik bir ölçüm araci oluşturulmuştur. Çalişmanin örneklemi 18-...
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Anahtar kelimeler: korunma altındaki çocuklar, sosyal destek, mizaç, iyi oluş Amaç Günümüzde birçok çocuk doğum öncesi ve sonrası bakım koşullarının yetersizliğinden kaynaklı sebeplere dayalı olarak devlet korumasında yaşamaktadır. Devlet koruması, çocuklara sağlıklı fiziksel koşullar sağlasa da; sosyal ve duygusal gelişimi destekleyen öğeler kısıt...
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KORUNMA ALTINDA BÜYÜMENİN BOYLAMSAL ETKİLERİ SİBEL KAZAK BERUMENT*, AYBEGÜM MEMİŞOĞLU-SANLI*, ZEYNEP ERTEKİN*, MERVE GÖLCÜK*, HURİGÜL BAYRAM GÜLAÇTI** Panel Başkanı: Sibel Kazak Berument 1-Aybegüm Memişoğlu Sanlı, Sibel Kazak Berument, Zeynep Ertekin “Algısal Hassasiyet Mizaç Özelliğinin, Devlet Korunmasında Yetişmekte Olan Çocukların Dil Gelişim...
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Panel Korunma Altında Büyümek Korunma altındaki bebek ve çocukların, aileleri yanında büyüyen çocuklara göre pekçok alanda gelişimsel sorunlar yaşadıkları çalışmalarla gösterilmiştir. Fakat korunma altında farklı bakım tiplerinin etkilerini karşılaştıran çalışmalar çoğunlukla koruyucu aile ve kurum bakımı farklarına odaklanmıştır. Bu panelde Türkiy...
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The main aim of the present study is to examine the mediating role of parental PC and parental warmth in the relationship between parent-reported MC and children’s IPC appraisal (self-blame, threat perception & conflict properties).
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Children cared by social services were reported to have developmental latencies due to lack of one-to-one interaction and sensitive care (Beckett et al., 2006; Johnson, Browne, & Hamilton -Giachritsis, 2006; Lee, 2000; Vorria et al., 2006). The negative outcomes due to institutional care led social service agencies to introduce alternative care typ...
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Moderating Effects of Perceptual Sensitivity and Care Type Differences on Institutionalized Children’s Language Development: A Growth Rate Analysis Governmental protection is a widely used practice in child care all around the world. How those children are cared after shows variations. In this respect, there are different care types that are used i...
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It is well known that children who are not raised by biological parents show delays in their development (van Ijzendoorn et al., 2011; Martins et al., 2013; Merz, McCall, Wright, & Luna, 2013; Rutter et al., 2007). They also show higher deficits in social behaviors if they are raised in institutions (Torres, Maia, Veríssimo, Fernandes, & Silva, 201...
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Self-care is an umbrella term for all hygiene related behaviors. Self-care is considered as one of the single strong predictors of disease prevention. The current study aimed to investigate predictive roles of age, gender, youth’s effortful control, maternal conscientiousness, maternal behaviors, maternal expectations, as well as perceived parentin...
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As part of a large longitudinal project, the present study focuses on toddlers’ emotion understanding skills, investigates the effects of care types and how these effects vary based on the different temperamental characteristics of children.
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Adolescence, an era of change, may bring conflict to families, especially to mother-adolescent dyads (MAD). As suggested in Robin & Foster (1989), the MAD conflict can be measured as quantity of issues. There can be different factors predicting quantity of conflicting issues (QCI) on behaviors related to self-care, room management, and chores, whic...
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The first aim of the present study was to compare emotion recognition and comprehension abilities o f children cared in institutions, care villages, child homes, and foster care settings in Turkey. They were also compared to children living with their biological families under low SES conditions. The second aim of the present study was to test the...
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A reliable, valid and original test to assess the receptive vocabulary skills of children in Turkey was not available. Thus, the purpose of the current study was to develop a receptive vocabulary test for Turkish children based on the Turkish language. For the Receptive Vocabulary Sub-Scale (TIFALDI-RT) 242 concrete and abstract words were chosen f...
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The aim of the present study was to develop an intervention program involving environmental enrichment and caregiver training to improve the language and cognitive development of infants and young children residing in institutional settings in Turkey. Results indicated that institutional care quality was significantly improved in the intervention i...
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The aim of this study was to evaluate the psychometric properties of the Antisocial Process Screening Device (APSD; Frick & Hare, 2002) to be used with non-clinical Turkish samples. APSD is a 20-item scale that evaluates antisocial behaviors and the presence of psychopathic traits in children between 6-13 years of age. Study 1 was designed to check...
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The purpose of the present study was to improve language and cognitive development of infant and young children residing in institutional settings in Turkey. In Study I, there were 12 children with a mean age of 35 months in the intervention group and 12 children with a mean age of 36 months in the control group. When both groups' pre-test post-tes...
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This study investigated the predictors of conduct problems/hyperactivity and callous-unemotional (CU) traits in children. It was hypothesized that conduct problems/hyperactivity and CU traits are associated with different risk factors. The participants of the study composed of 513 teacher-nominated elementary school children with a mean of 9.62 yea...
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The Autism Diagnostic Observational Schedule (ADOS) is a semi-structured observational scale developed to assess social interaction, communication and play in individuals who are suspected to have autism. Since the ADOS is not suitable to be used with severely or profoundly mentally retarded adolescents and adults with very limited language skills,...
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As an off-shoot of a study examining the reliability and validity of an adapted version of the Pre-Linguistic Autism Diagnostic Observation Schedule (A-PL-ADOS), 13 individuals with Down syndrome with IQs ranging between 24 and 48 were administered the Autism Diagnostic Interview-Revised (ADI-R) and the A-PL-ADOS, which are well-validated interview...
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To investigate the role of early context in theory of mind development, institutionalized children living in a boarding home (n = 34) in Turkey were compared to home-reared children coming from low (n = 32) and middle socioeconomic backgrounds (n = 44). Theory of mind was assessed with one deception and three false belief tasks; Peabody PVT and Rav...
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This study examined the predictive power of personal resources (i.e., self-esteem, optimism, and perceived control), severity of earthquake experience (i.e., material and human loss and perceived threat), and coping self-efficacy (CSE) on general distress, intrusion, and avoidance symptoms among the survivors of the 1999 Marmara earthquake in Turke...
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In the present study, the effects of structural quality of day care centers on the social competence of children were investigated. 101 6-year-old children were chosen from the 13 different day care centers. Their social competencies were evaluated by teachers' ratings and peer nominations. The results indicated that after considering family educat...
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We sought to determine if the family loading for either the broader autism phenotype or for cognitive impairment differed according to whether or not autism was accompanied by severe mental retardation. The sample comprised 47 probands with autism meeting ICD-10 criteria, as assessed by the Autism Diagnostic Interview and the Autism Diagnostic Obse...
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Factors influencing the rate, form, and severity of phenotypic expression among relatives of autistic probands are examined. Family history data on 3095 first- and second-degree relatives and cousins from 149 families with a child with autism and 36 families with a child with Down syndrome are studied. The results provide further evidence of an inc...
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Good interview and diagnostic measures for autism and other pervasive developmental disorders (PDDs) are available but there is a lack of a good screening questionnaire. To develop and test a screening questionnaire based on items in the best available diagnostic interview--the Autism Diagnostic Interview--Revised (ADI-R). A 40-item scale, the Auti...
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A number of studies have reported that most individuals with autism have difficulty in attributing mental states. The primary aim of the present study was to compare the ability of children with autism to refer to knowledge states with that of mainstream school children and children with Down's syndrome. The second aim was to investigate the role o...
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Thesis (Ph. D.)--University of Warwick, 1992. Includes bibliographical references. Photocopy.

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The aim of the study is to examine the effects of early adversity on infants’ cortisol levels and cognitive developments.
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The main goal is to understand how parental attitudes influence child-rearing practices. The project is a 2-year longitudinal study conducted with students from first grade to 11th grade and their parents.