The Factor Structure of the Inventory of Parent and Peer Attachment in a Clinic-referred Sample of Anxious Latino Youth
Master of Science (MS)
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Attachment, Anxiety, IPPA
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The present study examined the factor structure of the Inventory of Parent and Peer Attachment (IPPA; Armsden & Greenberg, 1987) in a US sample of 282 clinic-referred anxious Latino youth (48.9% girls; M = 10.5 years). The IPPA is a self-report questionnaire that assesses youths’ perceptions of attachment to parents and to peers and contains a three factor structure with items measuring Trust, Communication, and Alienation. Both confirmatory factor analysis and exploratory factor analysis were performed to test the factor structure of the IPPA in a sample of anxious Latino youth.
Results showed that a two factor structure best accounted for the data in the present study. These findings are inconsistent with prior research concluding that the IPPA contained a three factor structure (Armsden & Greenberg, 1987). Results suggest that the IPPA may not capture the intended constructs among ethnically diverse clinic-referred populations. Implications of the findings are further discussed.
Hausman, Devi, "The Factor Structure of the Inventory of Parent and Peer Attachment in a Clinic-referred Sample of Anxious Latino Youth" (2012). FIU Electronic Theses and Dissertations. 652.
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