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The attachment script representation procedure in an Italian sample: associations with adult attachment interview scales and with maternal sensitivity.
Attach Hum Dev. 2006 Sep; 8(3):209-19.AH

Abstract

This study provides data supporting the reliability and validity of an Italian version of the adult attachment script representation task, designed by Waters & Rodrigues-Doolabh (2004). Specifically, we tested hypotheses concerning positive relations between attachment scriptedness scores and two other representational measures, derived from the Adult Attachment Interview (AAI). In addition, we tested the hypothesis that secure base script scores should predict maternal sensitivity in the context of mother - infant interaction. Thirty-one mothers completed narrative protocols and received scriptedness scores using the Waters & Rodrigues-Doolabh (2004) criteria. Prior to the attachment script assessment, mothers had been assessed using the AAI and had been observed in the context of infant - mother interactions to assess maternal sensitivity. Assessment of instrument reliability was satisfactory (Cronbach's alpha >.70) and both hypotheses were supported; the attachment scriptedness score (based on 4 attachment narratives) was positively and significantly associated with the AAI coherence score, the continuous security score derived from the AAI State of Mind scales, and with maternal sensitivity. These data extend to another socio-cultural milieu, previous findings supporting reliability, convergent, and predictive validity of the attachment script representation task as a measure of adult attachment.

Authors+Show Affiliations

Dipartimento di Scienze Biomediche, University G D'Annunzio of Chieti, Chieti Scalo, Italy. g.coppola@unich.itNo affiliation info availableNo affiliation info availableNo affiliation info available

Pub Type(s)

Journal Article
Research Support, U.S. Gov't, Non-P.H.S.

Language

eng

PubMed ID

16938704

Citation

Coppola, Gabrielle, et al. "The Attachment Script Representation Procedure in an Italian Sample: Associations With Adult Attachment Interview Scales and With Maternal Sensitivity." Attachment & Human Development, vol. 8, no. 3, 2006, pp. 209-19.
Coppola G, Vaughn BE, Cassibba R, et al. The attachment script representation procedure in an Italian sample: associations with adult attachment interview scales and with maternal sensitivity. Attach Hum Dev. 2006;8(3):209-19.
Coppola, G., Vaughn, B. E., Cassibba, R., & Costantini, A. (2006). The attachment script representation procedure in an Italian sample: associations with adult attachment interview scales and with maternal sensitivity. Attachment & Human Development, 8(3), 209-19.
Coppola G, et al. The Attachment Script Representation Procedure in an Italian Sample: Associations With Adult Attachment Interview Scales and With Maternal Sensitivity. Attach Hum Dev. 2006;8(3):209-19. PubMed PMID: 16938704.
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TY - JOUR T1 - The attachment script representation procedure in an Italian sample: associations with adult attachment interview scales and with maternal sensitivity. AU - Coppola,Gabrielle, AU - Vaughn,Brian E, AU - Cassibba,Rosalinda, AU - Costantini,Alessandro, PY - 2006/8/30/pubmed PY - 2006/12/16/medline PY - 2006/8/30/entrez SP - 209 EP - 19 JF - Attachment & human development JO - Attach Hum Dev VL - 8 IS - 3 N2 - This study provides data supporting the reliability and validity of an Italian version of the adult attachment script representation task, designed by Waters & Rodrigues-Doolabh (2004). Specifically, we tested hypotheses concerning positive relations between attachment scriptedness scores and two other representational measures, derived from the Adult Attachment Interview (AAI). In addition, we tested the hypothesis that secure base script scores should predict maternal sensitivity in the context of mother - infant interaction. Thirty-one mothers completed narrative protocols and received scriptedness scores using the Waters & Rodrigues-Doolabh (2004) criteria. Prior to the attachment script assessment, mothers had been assessed using the AAI and had been observed in the context of infant - mother interactions to assess maternal sensitivity. Assessment of instrument reliability was satisfactory (Cronbach's alpha >.70) and both hypotheses were supported; the attachment scriptedness score (based on 4 attachment narratives) was positively and significantly associated with the AAI coherence score, the continuous security score derived from the AAI State of Mind scales, and with maternal sensitivity. These data extend to another socio-cultural milieu, previous findings supporting reliability, convergent, and predictive validity of the attachment script representation task as a measure of adult attachment. SN - 1461-6734 UR - https://www.unboundmedicine.com/medline/citation/16938704/The_attachment_script_representation_procedure_in_an_Italian_sample:_associations_with_adult_attachment_interview_scales_and_with_maternal_sensitivity_ L2 - https://www.tandfonline.com/doi/full/10.1080/14616730600856065 DB - PRIME DP - Unbound Medicine ER -