ERIC Number: EJ748566
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2006-Dec
Reference Count: N/A
Structure and Validity of People in My Life: A Self-Report Measure of Attachment in Late Childhood
Ridenour, Ty A.; Greenberg, Mark T.; Cook, Elizabeth T.
Journal of Youth and Adolescence, v35 n6 p1037-1053 Dec 2006
No self-report measure of attachment is well validated for middle-childhood. This study examined the validity and factor structure of the People in My Life (PIML) measure in 320 urban, fifth and sixth graders. Validity analyses consisted of correlational analyses between PIML subscales and the Child Behavior Checklist, Delinquency Rating Scale for Self and Others, Heath Resources Inventory, and Reynolds Child Depression Scale. Validity correlations were consistent with a-priori hypotheses. Confirmatory factor analyses consisted of comparison of model fit indices between seven models. Two models fit the data well and both models were consistent with the traditionally used PIML scoring protocol. Moreover, both models were consistent with the Inventory of Parent and Peer Attachment (IPPA), on which the PIML is modeled, as well as the theoretical underpinnings of attachment in childhood. The PIML and IPPA provide instruments for obtaining a continuous self-report measure of attachment from middle-childhood through adulthood.
Descriptors: Factor Structure, Validity, Attachment Behavior, Grade 5, Grade 6, Correlation, Measurement Techniques, Goodness of Fit, Measures (Individuals), Behavior Rating Scales, Factor Analysis, Models, Adolescents
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Elementary Education; Grade 5; Grade 6
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Identifiers - Assessments and Surveys: Child Behavior Checklist