Measuring attachment security directly: A suggested extension to the two-factor adult attachment construct

Martin Bäckström, Bjarne M. Holmes

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    Abstract

    This study investigated a three-dimensional model of attachment based on the Relationship Questionnaire (Bartholomew & Horowitz, 1991) and the Relationship Scales Questionnaire (RSQ-R; Griffin & Bartholomew, 1994) in three different samples (n=254, n=129, n=168). Confirmatory factor analysis suggested a three-dimensional model to have better fit than a two dimensional one. The three factors were named Secure / Insecure, Avoidant / Dismissive, and Preoccupied / Anxious. Data from other tests supported the model as a viable alternative to a two-dimensional one. The model was discussed from the view that security /insecurity should be included in a complete measurement model of attachment. Copyright © 2007 IDR.

    Original languageEnglish
    Pages (from-to)124-149
    Number of pages26
    JournalIndividual Differences Research
    Volume5
    Issue number2
    Publication statusPublished - Jun 2007

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