Attachment Styles Scale
Becker‚ Billings‚ Eveleth‚ and Gilbert’s‚ 1997
1. I am relatively confident that other people will accept me as I am.
2. I do not worry about being alone.
3. I find others are reluctant to get as close as I would like.
4. I am not sure that I can always depend on others to be there when I need them.
5. Sometimes people do not want to get close to me because I want so much to be close to them.
6. I find it difficult to allow myself to depend on others.
7. I want to merge completely with another person.
8. I do not worry about having others not accept me.
9. I am nervous when anyone gets too close. *
10.It is easy for me to get emotionally close to others.
11.I am uncomfortable being without close relationships‚ but I sometimes worry that others do not value me as much as I value them.
12.I worry that I will be hurt if I allow myself to become too close to others.*
13.I want emotionally close relationships‚ but I find it difficult to trust others completely.*
14.I am comfortable depending on others.*
15.I often want to get closer to others than they want to get to me.
16.People are never there when you need them.
17.I know that others will be there when I need them.*
18.I find it difficult to trust others completely.
19.I do not often worry about other someone getting too close to me.
20.I do not often worry about other people letting me down.
21.I want to be completely emotionally intimate with others‚ but I often find that others are reluctant to get as close as I would like.
22.I do not often worry about being abandoned.
23.I find it relatively easy to get close to others.
24.My desire to merge sometimes scares people away.
25.I am somewhat uncomfortable being close to others.*
* These items were reverse scored.
Secure attachment (alpha .80)‚ Avoidant (fearful/dismissing attachment) alpha .79‚ ambivalent/anxious (preoccupied Attachment) (alpha .82)
1 (very characteristic of me) to 7 (not at all characteristic of me)
Secure (items 1‚ 9‚ 12‚ 13‚ 19‚ 20‚ 22‚ 23 and 25)‚ Anxious/Ambivalent (items 3‚ 5‚ 7‚ 11‚ 15‚ 21 and 24)‚ Avoidant (items 4‚ 6‚ 14‚ 16‚ 17‚ and 18)‚ items 2‚ 8‚ 10 had high loading on one factor
Becker‚ Thomas E.‚ Billings‚ Robert S.‚ Eveleth‚ Daniel M.‚ Gilbert Nicole W. (1997). Validity of Scores on Three Attachment Style Scales: Exploratory and Confirmatory Evidence. Educational and Psychological Measurement‚ 57(3)‚ 477-493
Punyanunt-Carter‚ Narissra. Maria. (2007). Using Attachment Theory to Study Satisfaction in Father-Daughter Relationships Human Communication. A Publication of the Pacific and Asian Communication Association‚ 10(2)‚ 103 – 120