Validation of the French Version of the Experiences in Close Relationships– Revised (ECR-R) Adult Romantic Attachment Questionnaire

Nicolas Favez, Hervé Tissot, Paolo Ghisletta, Philippe Golay, Sarah Cairo Notari
2016 Swiss Journal of Psychology  
This study aimed to validate the French translation of the Experiences in Close Relationships -Revised version (ECR-R) by investigating its internal structure and construct validity. The sample (N = 600) constituted participants between 25 and 45 years old (300 women, 300 men). Variables linked to adult romantic attachment were assessed through questionnaires: marital satisfaction, sexual satisfaction and fears associated with sexual activities, and self-esteem. Results showed that the
more » ... d that the reliability of the two dimensions of attachment-avoidance and anxiety-is satisfactory. Confirmatory factor analyses revealed that the original two-factor model is the most satisfactory solution to explain the data collected with the French ECR-R in this study. Assessment of measurement invariance showed that the structure is the same across the original U.S. sample and our sample, across men and women, and across single individuals and those in a couple relationship. Construct validity showed that the higher the avoidance and anxiety, the lower the self-esteem and sexual satisfaction and the higher the fears associated with sexuality. These results are theoretically coherent and consistent with previous results of studies using the English version of the scale. We conclude that the French version is valid.
doi:10.1024/1421-0185/a000177 fatcat:rrwftu3cobetxiceqty2a72e54