Translation and Cross Language Validation of the Revised Adult Attachment Scale among Young Adults in Lahore, Pakistan

  • Wahida Anjum Government College University, Lahore, Pakistan
  • Iffat Batool Government College University, Lahore, Pakistan
Keywords: Attachment styles, forward-back translation, Lahore, Pakistan


Objectives of the present study were to translate and validate the Revised Adult Attachment scale -RAAS (Collins, 1996) from English language to Urdu language by using Brislin (1976) forward-back translation procedure and committee approach. Convenient sampling technique was used. Age ranges of the participants were varying from 19 to 25 years (M = 20.63, SD = 1.21). Cronbach’s alpha reliability coefficient of Urdu RAAS was found α = .88. Results of cross language validation indicates highly significant positive relationship ranges varying from r = .24 (p < .001) to r = .66 (p < .001). Inter-item total correlation ranged from r = .62 (p < .001) to r = .34 (p < .001). Factor loading were from .28 to .68. Item number 1, 2 and 4 was deleted by the confirmatory factor analysis as it showed <.2 factor loading. Finial Urdu translated version of RAAS was consisted of 15 items instead of 18. It was concluded that the Urdu translated version of RAAS is a reliable and valid tool to measure the attachment patterns of Pakistani adults. Implications of the study were discussed in cultural context.