Child Attachment Interview (EAN): Exploratory study of a new method to assess attachment in children from 3 to 7 years

Purificación Sierra García, Miguel Ángel Carrasco, José Javier Arroyo Moya, Carolina Del Valle Estévez


This study analizes the psychometric properties of a new instrument about the working model of children´s attachment. The sample was composed of 60 subjects (30 from normal  population and 30 from a social risk population). The age of children ranges from 3 to 7 years old. This instrument is an interview based on the completion story task, however it includes new contents as well as a new procedure in regarding to previous attachment measures. The findings show good validity and reliability. The found results are going to be the beginning of future studies.


attachment representation models; inner working model; attachment relationships; children



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