The Adult Attachment Scale (AAS) was officially developed in 1990 but built on the earlier work of Hazen & Shaver (1987) and Levy & Davis (1988). The scale was developed by decomposing the original three prototypical descriptions (Hazen & Shaver, 1987) into a series of 18 items. The scale consists of 18 items scored on a 5 point likert-type scale. Self-Report Measures of Adult Attachment Phillip R. Shaver University of California, Davis R. Chris Fraley Although we believe that the multi-item scales, such as the ones developed by Brennan and her colleagues, are the best available at this time, we encourage attachment researchers to improve self-report measures of adult attachment.
Thank you for your interest in the Adult Attachment Scale. In this document you will find a copy of the original and revised Adult Attachment Scales, along with information on scoring. You’ll also find some general information about self-report measures of adult attachment style, and . models, and the role of attachment in adult life. A summary of the measures commonly used in the study of adult attachment follows. The literature review is organized by measure, examining topics such as relations between childhood experiences and adult attachment status, and adult attachment and adult personality and functioning, parenting and.
“You don’t really understand human nature unless you know why a child on a merry-go-round will wave at his parents every time around – and why his parents will always wave back.” – William D. Tammeus Your adult attachment style has developed as a result of repetitive interpersonal interactions with important caregivers or parents as Author: Laura K. Chang, Ph.D. LONG FORM ATTACHMENT STYLES QUESTIONNAIRE This questionnaire is a guide to discover your predominant early attachment style. It may also reveal evidence of your attachment style occurring in your adult relationship patterns. When there is a disturbance in attachment, we often experience a mix of models with one predominating.