Validate evidences of Experience in Close Relationships (ECR) inventory to Brazil = Evidências de validade do experience in close relationships (ECR) inventory para o Brasil

Shiramizu, V. K. M. , Natividade, J. C. and Lopes, F. d. A. (2013) Validate evidences of Experience in Close Relationships (ECR) inventory to Brazil = Evidências de validade do experience in close relationships (ECR) inventory para o Brasil. Estudos de Psicologia, 18(3), pp. 457-465. (doi: 10.1590/S1413-294X2013000300006)

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Abstract

Instruments that assess adult attachment are based on the notion that patterns of bonding established in early childhood transpose to romantic relationships in adult life. The aim of this research was to seek validity evidences of an instrument to assess adult attachment, translated and adapted to Brazil: Experience in Close Relationships Inventory (ECR). Two consecutive studies were performed. In the first the ECR was translated and responded by 230 college students. From the results, items were changed and the scale was responded by 618 people from five regions of Brazil. The results indicated a two-dimensional structure to ECR-Brazil, attachment-related anxiety and avoidance, as well as appropriate indices of reliability. Correlations in line with the theory have been found among the two-dimensional construct, levels of love and sociosexuality. The instrument also differentiated people in committed and non-committed relationship. We consider that ECR-Brazil showed satisfactory evidence of validity and reliability.

Item Type:Articles
Status:Published
Refereed:Yes
Glasgow Author(s) Enlighten ID:Shiramizu, Dr Victor
Authors: Shiramizu, V. K. M., Natividade, J. C., and Lopes, F. d. A.
College/School:College of Medical Veterinary and Life Sciences > Institute of Neuroscience and Psychology
Journal Name:Estudos de Psicologia
Publisher:Universidade Federal do Rio Grande do Norte
ISSN:1413-294X
ISSN (Online):1678-4669
Copyright Holders:Copyright © 2013 The Authors
First Published:First published in Estudos de Psicologia 18(3): 457-465
Publisher Policy:Reproduced under a Creative Commons License

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