Validation of the French Version of the Experiences in Close Relationships– Revised (ECR-R) Adult Romantic Attachment Questionnaire

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Title
Validation of the French Version of the Experiences in Close Relationships– Revised (ECR-R) Adult Romantic Attachment Questionnaire
Journal
Swiss Journal of Psychology
Author(s)
Favez Nicolas, Tissot Hervé, Ghisletta Paolo, Golay Philippe, Cairo Notari Sarah
ISSN
1421-0185
1662-0879
Publication state
Published
Issued date
06/2016
Peer-reviewed
Oui
Volume
75
Number
3
Pages
113-121
Language
english
Abstract
This study aimed to validate the French version of the Experiences in Close Relationships-Revised (ECR-R) adult attachment questionnaire
by investigating its internal structure and construct validity. The sample (N = 600) consisted of an equal number of male and female
participants aged 25-45 years. Variables linked to adult romantic attachment (marital satisfaction, sexual satisfaction and fears associated
with sexual activities, and self-esteem) were assessed using a set of questionnaires. The reliability of the two attachment dimensions (viz.,
avoidance and anxiety) was satisfactory. Confirmatory factor analyses revealed that the original two-factor model explained the data collected
with the French ECR-R most satisfactorily. The assessment of measurement invariance showed that the structure is the same across the
original U. S. sample and our sample, across men and women, and across single individuals and those in a couple relationship. Our evaluation
of construct validity showed that the higher avoidance and anxiety, the lower self-esteem and sexual satisfaction and the higher the fears
associated with sexuality. These results are theoretically coherent and consistent with those of previous studies of the English version of the
scale. We conclude that the French version is valid.
Keywords
attachment, French version, ECR-R, validity, reliability, Psychology(all)
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