ERIC Number: EJ742539
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2006
Reference Count: 24
Kinship Center Attachment Questionnaire: Development of a Caregiver-Completed Attachment Measure for Children Younger than 6 Years
Kappenberg, Erin Setsuko; Halpern, Diane F.
Educational and Psychological Measurement, v66 n5 p852-873 2006
The Kinship Center Attachment Questionnaire (KCAQ) is a newly developed screening instrument completed by the caregiver and appropriate for use with children younger than 6 years. The KCAQ is different from other attachment instruments because it is a time-efficient, quantitative measure of child attachment that is capable of tracking change in attachment over time versus the taxonomic measurements of traditional attachment instruments. The current study describes the development of the KCAQ, presents nonclinical and clinical data gathered with the instrument, and provides evidence for the sound psychometric properties of its scores. (Contains 3 tables and 1 figure.)
Descriptors: Questionnaires, Attachment Behavior, Caregivers, Young Children, Child Behavior, Psychometrics, Measurement Techniques, Factor Structure, Correlation, Evaluation Methods, Family Relationship, Caregiver Child Relationship, Ethnicity, Reliability
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