Measuring adult attachment: A construct validation of two self report instruments

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This study reports the Swedish construct validation of two translated attachment style scales. The factor structure of the attachment construct was investigated via exploratory and confirmatory factor analyses of attachment scores from 515 students of a Swedish university. Results supported the expected two-factor solution, but found a three-factor solution to be a viable alternative. In addition, the attachment scales were compared with the Big Five personality inventory (NEO-PI), using a sample of 87 Swedish students, and found to have expected correlation to this scale.

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  • Psychology

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  • Adult attachment, RSQ, RQ, factor analysis, construct validation, NEO-PI
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)79-86
JournalScandinavian Journal of Psychology
Volume42
Issue number1
Publication statusPublished - 2001
Publication categoryResearch
Peer-reviewedYes