ERIC Number: EJ334806
Record Type: CIJE
Publication Date: 1985
Reference Count: 0
Defining and Assessing Individual Differences in Attachment Relationships: Q-Methodology and the Organization of Behavior in Infancy and Early Childhood.
Waters, Everett; Deane, Kathleen E.
Monographs of the Society for Research in Child Development, v50 n1-2 p41-65 1985
Argues that none of the conventional methods for assessing attachment meet all criteria. Describes development of a 100-item sort for assessing secure attachment in toddlers, closely tied to Bowlby's control systems model of attachment. Evaluates the Q-sort in terms of criteria for valid thoery-based assessments that have applicability beyond this particular measure. (NH)
Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A