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Zanko J Med Sci 2018, 19(62): 1-17 Back to browse issues page
The Evaluation of the Psychometric Properties of Brief Accessibility, Responsiveness, and Engagement Scale (BARE): A Tool for Measuring Attachment Behavior in Couple Relationships
Mohsen Rasouli , Mohsen Babaei Gharmkhani , Reza Davarniya
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Background and Aim: Despite growing interest in the area of couple attachment among researchers, family and couples professionals, systematically defining and measuring of this concept still remains as a challenge. According to the researchers, the attachment behaviors in marital relationships are important for safe bonding, Satisfaction and Sustainability of relationships. This study was designed to examine the Confirmatory factor structure and evaluate the psychometric properties of the Brief Accessibility, Responsiveness, and Engagement scale (BARE) of Sandberg et al (2012) in couple relationships.
Material and Method: In this descriptive study of psychometric tools, in the pilot study, 30 subjects (15 couples) and in the original run, 400 people (200 couples) from married dormitory of national universities in Tehran in the second half of 2015 were selected by multistage cluster sampling method and responded to BARE scale, double compatibility questionnaires, marital satisfaction and marital conflict questionnaire. To investigate the factor structure (construct validity), convergent and divergent validity and reliability of BARE, evaluation of exploratory factor analysis, Pearson correlation coefficient and Cronbach's alpha coefficient were used. Data were analyzed by SPSS and LISREL software.
Results: The results of exploratory factor analysis showed that a total of six factors Explained 84.72 percent of the total variance. Confirmatory factor analysis revealed that the scale has an acceptable fit to the data and confirmed all indexes of goodness-of-fit relative to Model. Also Cronbach's alpha coefficient and test-retest reliability of the scale in whole of questionnaire obtained 0.86 and 0.90 respectively. The convergent validity of the BARE scale with double Compatibility and marital satisfaction questionnaire, was respectively 0.68 and 0.72. Divergent validity with marital conflict questionnaire obtained -0.58 that was high and acceptable.
Conclusion: The results indicated good psychometric properties of the BARE scale. Therefore, this scale can be used as a valid and reliable instrument in marital researches.
 
Keywords: Accessibility, Responsiveness, Engagement, Couples, Validity
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Type of Study: Research | Subject: Special
Received: 2017/12/25 | Accepted: 2018/04/23
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Rasouli M, Babaei Gharmkhani M, davarniya R. The Evaluation of the Psychometric Properties of Brief Accessibility, Responsiveness, and Engagement Scale (BARE): A Tool for Measuring Attachment Behavior in Couple Relationships. Zanko J Med Sci. 2018; 19 (62) :1-17
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