Attachment working models and relationship quality in dating couples
Attachment dimensions were found to be related to self-esteem, expressiveness, instrumentality, trust in others, beliefs about human nature, and styles of loving.Study 3 explored the role of attachment style dimensions in three aspects of ongoing dating relationships: partner matching on attachment dimensions; similarity between the attachment of one's partner and caregiving style of one's parents; and relationship quality, including communication, trust, and satisfaction.Dissertations Using the Adult Attachment Scale Below is a list of dissertations using the AAS. The full version of these dissertations can be found using Pro Quest. Test-retest correlations for a 2-month period were .68 for Close, .71 for Depend, and .52 for Anxiety. Administration, Analysis and Reporting Statistics Solutions consists of a team of professional methodologists and statisticians that can assist the student or professional researcher in administering the survey instrument, collecting the data, conducting the analyses and explaining the results. To obtain permission to use this scale Contact the authors directly to request permission: Nancy L. For additional information on these services, click here. Evidence was obtained for partner matching and for similarity between one's partner and one's parents, particularly for one's opposite-sex parent.
Factor analyses revealed three dimensions underlying this measure: the extent to which an individual is comfortable with closeness, feels he or she can depend on others, and is anxious or fearful about such things as being abandoned or unloved.
Study 2 explored the relation between these attachment dimensions and working models of self and others.
The Adult Attachment Scale (AAS) was officially developed in 1990 but built on the earlier work of Hazen & Shaver (1987) and Levy & Davis (1988). Adult attachment, working models, and relationship quality in dating couples.
The scale was developed by decomposing the original three prototypical descriptions (Hazen & Shaver, 1987) into a series of 18 items. Journal of Personality and Social Psychology, 58(4), 644-663.
Three studies were conducted to examine the correlates of adult attachment.