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Evaluation of the attachment scale in the Trauma Symptom Inventory-2: Parental experiences of traumatic events and close relationships
Linköping University, Department of Behavioural Sciences and Learning. Linköping University, Faculty of Arts and Sciences.
2013 (English)Independent thesis Advanced level (degree of Master (Two Years)), 10 credits / 15 HE creditsStudent thesis
Abstract [en]

The aim of this study was to evaluate the psychometric properties of the attachment scale added in the newly developed self-rating questionnaire Trauma Symptom Inventory-2 (TSI-2). Participants were recruited from the Swedish parent-infant unit Hagadal (N=58). Reliability analyses concluded Cronbach´s α .92 for attachment total scale, .88 for avoidance subscale, and .91 for rejection sensitivity subscale. Convergent validity analyses concluded moderate to strong correlations between TSI-2 attachment scale and subscales, and Experiences in Close Relationships (ECR) total scale and subscales (r= .34 - .68, p ≤ .01). Criterion validity analyses concluded that adverse childhood circumstances measured by Linköping Youth Life Experiences Scale (LYLES) signficantly estimated 17 % of variance in TSI-2 attachment scale scores. Preliminary support for reliability and validity of the TSI-2 attachment scale was obtained. No previous trauma symptom rating instrument has included information about adult attachment styles. The present findings point to the benefits of such inclusion.

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2013. , 52 p.
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Psychometrics, adult attachment styles, polytraumatization, interpersonal anxiety regulation, trauma symptoms
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URN: urn:nbn:se:liu:diva-112733ISRN: LIU-IBL/PY-D--13/333--SEOAI: diva2:770341
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Master Thesis in Psychologist Programme
Available from: 2015-06-01 Created: 2014-12-10 Last updated: 2015-06-01Bibliographically approved

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