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The aim of this research is to develop a new protocol with a projective test and qualitative assessment approach for investigating mental representations effective for the formation of attachment styles and to examine its psychometric properties. Thirty-three adolescents who admitted to the Division of Adolescent Medicine of Hacettepe University participated to the study. The Adolescent Attachment Protocol (AAP) and Relationship Styles Questionnaire (RSQ) were used. The ICC scores among judges for Adolescent Attachment Protocol (between 0.78 and 0.87) were found statistically significant. Principle component analysis revealed that four main dimensions (Self, Other, Avoidance, and Dependency) are gathered under one factor that predicted 63% of the main change. It has been determined that similarity of the attachment classifications done by Adolescent Attachment Protocol and Relationship Styles Questionnaire were %58. Qualitative evaluations pointed out a considerable differentiation between secure and insecure attachment styles in terms of themes. The psychometric properties of newly developed Adolescent Attachment Protocol according to self-report scale and its strength and weakness to assess mental representations is discussed in the light of the relevant literature.

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Zeynep Tüzün, Gonca Soygüt. Assessment of Adolescent Attachment Styles Via Narrative Responses To the Thematic Stimulus]. Turk psikiyatri dergisi = Turkish journal of psychiatry. 2017;28(3):181-189


PMID: 28936817

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