The Adult Attachment Scale (AAS) was officially developed in 1990 but built on the earlier work of Hazen & Shaver (1987) and Levy & Davis (1988). Adult attachment, working models, and relationship quality in dating couples.
The scale was developed by decomposing the original three prototypical descriptions (Hazen & Shaver, 1987) into a series of 18 items. Journal of Personality and Social Psychology, 58(4), 644-663.
Three studies were conducted to examine the correlates of adult attachment.
In Study 1, an 18-item scale to measure adult attachment style dimensions was developed based on Hazan and Shaver's (1987) categorical measure.
Test-retest correlations for a 2-month period were .68 for Close, .71 for Depend, and .52 for Anxiety. Administration, Analysis and Reporting Statistics Solutions consists of a team of professional methodologists and statisticians that can assist the student or professional researcher in administering the survey instrument, collecting the data, conducting the analyses and explaining the results. To obtain permission to use this scale Contact the authors directly to request permission: Nancy L. For additional information on these services, click here.