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Table 2 Correlation between mother and child behaviors in the interactive situation

From: Mother-child interaction: implications of chronic maternal anxiety and depression

Mother Infant
Involvement Interaction Positive affect Negative affect
rho (p value) rho (p value) rho (p value) rho (p value)
Sensitivity 0.68 (0.000)* 0.45 (0.004)* 0.41 (0.011)* − 0.22 (0.193)
Cognitive stimulation 0.57 (0.000)* 0.44 (0.006)* 0.51 (0.001)* − 0.17 (0.301)
Positive affect 0.67 (0.000)* 0.48 (0.003)* 0.52 (0.001)* − 0.26 (0.109)
Negative affect − 0.58 (0.000)* 0.27 (0.107) − 0.16 (0.348) 0.43 (0.007)*
Disengagement − 0.59 (0.000)* 0.41 (0.010)* − 0.43 (0.006)* 0.36 (0.028)*
Intrusiveness − 0.50 (0.001)* 0.32 (0.048)* − 0.17 (0.299) 0.24 (0.145)
  1. Spearman’s correlation; *p < 0.05