Attachment styles among young adults: a test of a four-category model.

@article{Bartholomew1991AttachmentSA,
  title={Attachment styles among young adults: a test of a four-category model.},
  author={Kim Bartholomew and Leonard M. Horowitz},
  journal={Journal of personality and social psychology},
  year={1991},
  volume={61 2},
  pages={
          226-44
        }
}
A new 4-group model of attachment styles in adulthood is proposed. Four prototypic attachment patterns are defined using combinations of a person's self-image (positive or negative) and image of others (positive or negative). In Study 1, an interview was developed to yield continuous and categorical ratings of the 4 attachment styles. Intercorrelations of the attachment ratings were consistent with the proposed model. Attachment ratings were validated by self-report measures of self-concept and… CONTINUE READING

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