Title: Assessing Adult Attachment Across Different Contexts: Validation of the Portuguese Version of the Experiences in Close Relationships–Relationship Structures Questionnaire
Authors: Moreira, Helena 
Martins, Teresa 
Gouveia, Maria João 
Canavarro, Maria Cristina 
Keywords: Adolescent;Adult;Aged;Anxiety;Depression;Factor Analysis, Statistical;Personality Tests;Portugal;Psychometrics;Reproducibility of Results;Sex Factors;Young Adult;Interpersonal Relations;Object Attachment
Issue Date: 2014
Abstract: The Experiences in Close Relationships-Relationship Structures questionnaire (ECR-RS) is one of the most recent measures of adult attachment. This instrument provides a contextual assessment of attachment-related anxiety and avoidance by measuring these dimensions in various close relationships (mother, father, partner, friend). To further explore its psychometric properties and cross-cultural adequacy, this study presents the validation of the ECR-RS in a sample of Portuguese community individuals (N = 236). The Portuguese version showed adequate reliability and construct validity. The original 2-factor structure was confirmed through confirmatory factor analysis. The ECR-RS is a psychometrically robust measure of attachment, representing an important advance in the measurement of adult attachment.
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/10316/47315
Rights: openAccess
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