Attachment Style Classification Questionnaire ( ASQQ )
R. Finzi, Ph.D. Ricky Finzi-Dottan, Ph.D. School of Social Work Bar Ilan University Ramat Gan Israel (52900)
Finzi, R., Har-Even, D., Weizman, A., Tyano, S., & Shnit, D. (1996). The adaptation of the attachment styles questionnaire for latency-aged children. Psychologia: Israel Journal of Psychology, 5(2), 167-177.
The Attachment Style Classification Questionnaire is a 15-item self-report questionnaire based on the Hebrew version (Hazan & Shaver, 1987) of the Attachment Questionnaire (AQ). The AQ was modified to assess familial and extrafamilial relationships and yields scores on three attachment categories: 1) Secure, 2) Anxious/Ambivalent, and 3) Avoidant. Children are given an attachment classification based on the highest scores they receive in a category.
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Pros & Cons
1. While the psychometrics are promising, additional studies with more samples of children are needed. Research examining the sensitivity of the measure to change resulting from intervention would be helpful. In addition, if the measure is to be used with clinical populations, examination of its internal consistency and test-retest reliability in clinical populations would be important. 2. Children are classified into attachment categories based on their highest score on a scale. Data are not provided regarding whether children tend to score high on only one category and whether children who score high on multiple categories constitute a different group. 3. Psychometrics appear to have been examined only with Hebrew-speaking populations. More research is needed examining its use with other language and ethnic/racial groups.
The author reviewed this report and provided comments, which were integrated. The author also provided permission for the measure to be downloaded from nctsn.org.
Editor of Review:
Chandra Ghosh Ippen, Ph.D.