Preliminary Validation of a Short-Form Version of the Attachment Style Questionnaire for Use in Clinical Rehabilitation Counseling Research and Practice

Kanako Iwanaga, John Blake, Rana Yaghmaian, Emre Umucu, Fong Chan, Jessica M. Brooks, Maryam Rahimi, Timothy N. Tansey

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The purpose of this study was to develop and validate a short-form version of the Attachment Style Questionnaire (ASQ) in people with disabilities. The construction sample consisted of 108 participants recruited from spinal cord injury (SCI) advocacy organizations. The cross-validation sample comprised 140 individuals with traumatic injuries recruited from a rehabilitation hospital. Measures administered were the ASQ, Trait Hope Scale, Sense of Coherence Scale, and Satisfaction With Life Scale. Results showed that the three subscales of secure, anxious, and avoidant attachment from the short-form ASQ had high correlations with the three subscales from the long-form ASQ. The reliability of the subscales for the short-form ASQ was adequate and similar to the long-form ASQ. Both the short- and long-form ASQ subscales were found to correlate with hope, sense of coherence, and subjective well-being in the expected theoretical directions. Confirmatory factor analysis also supported the three-factor measurement structure of the short-form ASQ. This study provides evidence to support the psychometric properties of the abbreviated ASQ in people with disabilities. The short-form version of the ASQ is a brief, reliable, and psychometrically sound measure of attachment that can be used in clinical rehabilitation counseling research and practice.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)205-216
Number of pages12
JournalRehabilitation Counseling Bulletin
Volume61
Issue number4
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2018 Jul 1

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Counseling
Hope
Sense of Coherence
Disabled Persons
Surveys and Questionnaires
Rehabilitation Research
Spinal Cord Injuries
Psychometrics
Statistical Factor Analysis
Rehabilitation
Wounds and Injuries

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Rehabilitation
  • Applied Psychology
  • Public Health, Environmental and Occupational Health

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Iwanaga, Kanako ; Blake, John ; Yaghmaian, Rana ; Umucu, Emre ; Chan, Fong ; Brooks, Jessica M. ; Rahimi, Maryam ; Tansey, Timothy N. / Preliminary Validation of a Short-Form Version of the Attachment Style Questionnaire for Use in Clinical Rehabilitation Counseling Research and Practice. In: Rehabilitation Counseling Bulletin. 2018 ; Vol. 61, No. 4. pp. 205-216.
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