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ERIC Number: EJ1167956
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2015-Jun
Pages: 8
Abstractor: As Provided
ISBN: N/A
ISSN: ISSN-0012-1649
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The Latent Structure of Secure Base Script Knowledge
Waters, Theodore E. A.; Fraley, R. Chris; Groh, Ashley M.; Steele, Ryan D.; Vaughn, Brian E.; Bost, Kelly K.; VerĂ­ssimo, Manuela; Coppola, Gabrielle; Roisman, Glenn I.
Developmental Psychology, v51 n6 p823-830 Jun 2015
There is increasing evidence that attachment representations abstracted from childhood experiences with primary caregivers are organized as a cognitive script describing secure base use and support (i.e., the "secure base script"). To date, however, the latent structure of secure base script knowledge has gone unexamined--this despite that such basic information about the factor structure and distributional properties of these individual differences has important conceptual implications for our understanding of how representations of early experience are organized and generalized, as well as methodological significance in relation to maximizing statistical power and precision. In this study, we report factor and taxometric analyses that examined the latent structure of secure base script knowledge in 2 large samples. Results suggested that variation in secure base script knowledge--as measured by both the adolescent (N = 674) and adult (N = 714) versions of the Attachment Script Assessment--is generalized across relationships and continuously distributed.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
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Language: English
Sponsor: Eunice Kennedy Shriver National Institute of Child Health and Human Development (NICHD) (NIH)
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Grant or Contract Numbers: 5T32HD00737624; F32HD078250; R01HD069442