Adult Attachment Scale AAS

Adult Attachment Scale AAS
Adult Attachment Scale AAS
Nancy L. Collins‚ Stephen J. Read (1990)
 
  1. I find it difficult to allow myself to depend on others (Av)
  2. People are never there when you need them (Av)
  3. I am comfortable depending on others (S)
  4. I know that others will be there when I need them (S)
  5. I find it difficult to trust other completely (Av)
  6. I am not sure that I can always depend on others to be there when I need them (Ax)
  7. I do not often worry about being abandoned (S)
  8. I often worry that my partner does not really love me (Ax)
  9. I find others are reluctant to get as close as I would like (Ax)
  10. I often worry my partner will not want to stay with me (Ax)
  11. I want to merge completely with another person (Ax)
  12. My desire to merge sometimes scares people away (Ax)
  13. I find it relatively easy to get close to others (S)
  14. I do not often worry about someone getting close to me (S)
  15. I am somewhat uncomfortable being close to others (Av)
  16. I am nervous when anyone gets too close (Av)
  17. I am comfortable ha‎ving other depend on me (S)
  18. Often‚ love partners want me to be more intimate than I feel comfortable being (Av)
 
1.    I find it relatively easy to get close to people.
2.    I find it difficult to allow myself to depend on others.
3.    I often worry that romantic partners don't really love me.
4.    I find that others are reluctant to get as close as I would like.
5.    I am comfortable depending on others.
6.    I don’t worry about people getting too close to me.
7.    I find that people are never there when you need them.
8.    I am somewhat uncomfortable being close to others.
9.    I often worry that romantic partners won’t want to stay with me.
10.When I show my feelings for others‚ I'm afraid they will not feel the same about me.
11.I often wonder whether romantic partners really care about me.
12.I am comfortable developing close relationships with others.
13.I am uncomfortable when anyone gets too emotionally close to me.
14.I know that people will be there when I need them.
15.I want to get close to people‚ but I worry about being hurt.
16.I find it difficult to trust others completely.
17.Romantic partners often want me to be emotionally closer than I feel comfortable being.
18.I am not sure that I can always depend on people to be there when I need them.
 
 
Not at all ch‎aracteristic of me = 1-‎--‎--2-‎--‎--3-‎--‎--4-‎--‎--5= Very ch‎aracteristic of me
CLOSE. Items: 1‚ 7‚ 9*‚ 13‚ 15*‚ and 17*
DEPEND. Items: 3*‚ 6‚ 8*‚ 14‚ 16*‚ and 18*
ANXIETY. Items: 2*‚ 4‚ 5‚ 10‚ 11‚ and 12
 
Alternative Scoring:
ANXIETY. Items: 2*‚ 4‚ 5‚ 10‚ 11‚ and 12
AVOID. Items: 1*‚ 3‚ 6*‚ 7*‚ 8‚ 9‚ 13*‚ 14*‚ 15‚ 16‚ 17‚ and 18
* Items with an asterisk should be reverse scored before computing the subscale mean.
 

Please note: Information regarding the Adult Attachment Scale can be found in Collins & Read (1990) and Collins (1996). Please feel free to contact me if you would like copies of any unpublished manuscripts.

Collins‚ N. L.‚ & Read‚ S. J. (1990). Adult attachment‚ working models‚ and relationship quality in dating couples. Journal of Personality and Social Psychology‚ 54‚ 644-663.

Bartholomew‚ K. & Shaver‚ P. R. (1998). Methods of assessing adult attachment: Do they converge? In J. A. Simpson & W. S. Rholes (Eds.)‚ Attachment theory and close relationships (p. 25-45). New York‚ NY: Guilford.

Brennan‚ K.‚ Clark‚ C.‚ & Shaver‚ P. R. (1998). Self-report measurement of adult attachment: An integrative overview. In J. A. Simpson & W. S. Rholes (Eds.)‚ Attachment theory and close relationships (p. 46- 76). New York‚ NY: Guilford.