Assessment name: Experiences in Close Relationships scale (ECR)
Scale overview: The 36-item Experiences in Close Relationships scale is a self-report
measure of adult attachment that assesses anxious and avoidant attachment.
Authors: Brennan and others
Response Type: 7-point rating scale
Scale items: There are 36-items. Each scale consists of 18-items.
Anxious Attachment, ECRANX
I'm afraid that I will lose my partner's love.
Avoidant Attachment, ECRAVO
I prefer not to be too close to romantic partners.
Alpha values for the two subscales were good. See reports for details.
An online version was available in 2023 at this link:
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References for the scale
Brennan, K. A., Clark, C. L., & Shaver, P. R. (1998). Self-report measurement of adult romantic attachment: An integrative overview. In J. A. Simpson & W. S. Rholes (Eds.), Attachment theory and close relationships (pp. 46 –76). New York, NY: Guilford Press.
Fraley, R. C., Waller, N. G., & Brennan, K. A. (2000). An item-response theory analysis of self-report measures of adult attachment. Journal of Personality and Social Psychology, 78, 350-365.
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