An attachment measure: Brazilian version of Experiences in Close Relationship Scale - Short Form = Uma medida de apego: Versão brasileira da Experiences in Close Relationship Scale - Reduzida (ECR-R-Brasil)

Natividade, J. C. and Shiramizu, V. K. M. (2015) An attachment measure: Brazilian version of Experiences in Close Relationship Scale - Short Form = Uma medida de apego: Versão brasileira da Experiences in Close Relationship Scale - Reduzida (ECR-R-Brasil). Psicologia USP, 26(3), pp. 484-494. (doi: 10.1590/0103-656420140086)

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Abstract

The aim of this study was to adapt and seek validity evidence for the Brazilian population of the short version of the Experience in Close Relationship Scale. After translation procedures of the 12 items, 4,879 adults from all regions of the country answered the instrument, being 66% women. Exploratory and confirmatory factorial analyses showed a suitable two-factor structure, in line with the original study. The reliability coefficients of "anxiety" and "avoidance" factors were adequate. We found results of sex differences and correlations with length of relationship and sociosexuality according to the theoretical assumptions and very similar to those found in the Brazilian long-version of the measure. Also, the scale was able to discriminate participants who were in a committed relationship of those in non-committed relationships. We consider that our Brazilian adapted version of the instrument displayed satisfactory evidence of validity and reliability.

Item Type:Articles
Status:Published
Refereed:Yes
Glasgow Author(s) Enlighten ID:Shiramizu, Dr Victor
Authors: Natividade, J. C., and Shiramizu, V. K. M.
College/School:College of Medical Veterinary and Life Sciences > Institute of Neuroscience and Psychology
Journal Name:Psicologia USP
Publisher:Universidade de São Paulo
ISSN:0103-6564
ISSN (Online):1678-5177
Copyright Holders:Copyright © 2015 The Authors
First Published:First published in Psicologia USP 26(3): 484-494
Publisher Policy:Reproduced under a Creative Commons License

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