Evidências de validade do experience in close relationships (ECR) inventory para o Brasil

Translated title of the contribution: Validate evidences of Experience in Close Relationships (ECR) Inventory to Brazil

Victor Kenji Medeiros Shiramizu, Jean Carlos Natividade, Fívia de Araújo Lopes

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Instruments that assess adult attachment are based on the notion that patterns of bonding established in early childhood transpose to romantic relationships in adult life. The aim of this research was to seek validity evidences of an instrument to assess adult attachment, translated and adapted to Brazil: Experience in Close Relationships Inventory (ECR). Two consecutive studies were performed. In the first the ECR was translated and responded by 230 college students. From the results, items were changed and the scale was responded by 618 people from five regions of Brazil. The results indicated a two-dimensional structure to ECR-Brazil, attachment-related anxiety and avoidance, as well as appropriate indices of reliability. Correlations in line with the theory have been found among the two-dimensional construct, levels of love and sociosexuality. The instrument also differentiated people in committed and non-committed relationship. We consider that ECR-Brazil showed satisfactory evidence of validity and reliability.

Translated title of the contributionValidate evidences of Experience in Close Relationships (ECR) Inventory to Brazil
Original languagePortuguese
Pages (from-to)457-465
Number of pages9
JournalEstudos de Psicologia
Issue number3
Publication statusPublished - 31 Jul 2013


  • attachment theory
  • love
  • psychological testing


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