Measuring Attachment Anxiety and Attachment Avoidance in Middle-Childhood: Japanese Adaptation of ECR-RS for Children

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  • 児童期においてアタッチメント不安とアタッチメント回避を測定する試み――児童版ECR-RSの日本語版作成
  • ジドウキ ニ オイテ アタッチメント フアン ト アタッチメント カイヒ オ ソクテイ スル ココロミ : ジドウバン ECR-RS ノ ニホンゴバン サクセイ

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<p>This study adapted the ECR-RS for children into Japanese, to measure attachment anxiety and attachment avoidance, and examined its reliability and validity. Participants were 260 boys and 280 girls in Grade 4–6 (mean age=10.5 years). It examined whether the ECR-RS for children could be assumed to be based on 2 factors (attachment anxiety and attachment avoidance). We verified its reliability with tests of internal consistency and test–retest correlation at 5 months, and examined its validity with theoretically related or unrelated variables (attachment security, global self-esteem, emotional intelligence, empathy, life satisfaction, social anxiousness, loneliness, friendship satisfaction, and athletic competence). The results generally supported our predictions. In sum, the ECR-RS for children appears to have adequate psychometric properties of validity and reliability.</p>

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