L. Monteiro, M. Veríssimo, Filipa Silva
Jun 1, 2015
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This study analyzed the internal working models of 89 mothers of preschool age children, using the Narrative Assessment of Adult Attachment Representations (Waters & Rodrigues-Doolabh, 2004). The goals were to test the internal and discriminant validity of the instrument, as well as the stylistic aspects of the narratives produced by the participants. The narratives were collected during individual interviews, transcribed and then coded by 2 to 3 researchers without previous knowledge of these families. Results confi rm the validity of the instrument; and show that mothers have knowledge and access to the secure base script to construct their narratives.