Adult Attachment Scale- Revised

Adult Attachment Scale- Revised
Nancy L. Collins (1996)
 
Romantic relationships
  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.
Close Relationships Version
  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 other people 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 other people 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 other people 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. People 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‚ 6‚ 8*‚ 12‚ 13*‚ and 17*
DEPEND. Items: 2*‚ 5‚ 7*‚ 14‚ 16*‚ and 18*
ANXIETY. Items: 3‚ 4‚ 9‚ 10‚ 11‚ and 15
 
Alternative Scoring:
ANXIETY. Items: 3‚ 4‚ 9‚ 10‚ 11‚ and 15
AVOID. Items: 1*‚ 2‚ 5*‚ 6*‚ 7‚ 8‚ 12*‚ 13‚ 14*‚ 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. (1996). Working models of attachment: Implications for explanation‚ emotion‚ and behavior. Journal of Personality and Social Psychology‚ 71‚ 810-832.

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.

Collins‚ N. L.‚ Ford‚ M. B.‚ Guich‎ard‚ A. C.‚ & Allard‚ L. M. (2006). Working models of attachment and attribution processes in intimate relationships. Personality and SocialPsychology Bulletin‚ 32‚ 201-219.

Collins‚ N. L.‚ Ford‚ M. B.‚ Guich‎ard‚ A. C.‚ & Feeney‚ B. C. (2006). Responding to need in intimate relationships: Normative processes and individual differences. In M. Mikulincer& G. Goodman (Eds.)‚ Dynamics of romantic love: Attachment‚ caregiving‚ and sex (pp.149-189). New York: Guilford Press.