Translation and Adaptation of the Inventory «Maternal Antenatal Attachment Scale» (MAAS)

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Abstract

Introduction. The article presents the results of adaptation and validation of the Russian-language version of the Maternal antenatal attachment scale (MAAS) by J. Condon «Maternal prenatal attachment». This scale is aimed at studying the relationship of a mother to a child during pregnancy (quality of attachment, attachment behavior). Method. The study sample consisted of 320 pregnant women aged 18—44 years (average age — 27.1 years), gestational age — from 8 to 39 weeks (average 26.8 weeks). Results and conclusions. The Russian-language version of the scale was checked for internal consistency (Cronbach’s α coefficient — 0.83). Testing of constructive validity using Pregnant women attitude test, Relationship color test and Family drawing showed a close correlation with indicators of attitude towards the child. In addition to the original version of the method processing, a second version of the method processing was proposed — in accordance with the structure of prenatal attachment (cognitive, emotional and behavioral components).

General Information

Keywords: prenatal attachment, attitude towards the child, pregnancy, quality of attachment, attachment behavior, psychological readiness for motherhood

Journal rubric: Testing and Validating Instruments

Article type: scientific article

DOI: https://doi.org/10.17759/cpp.2022300306

Funding. The reported study was funded by Russian Foundation for Basic Research (RFBR), project number 20-013-00859.

Received: 17.06.2021

Accepted:

For citation: Savenysheva S., Anikina V.O., Blokh M.E. Translation and Adaptation of the Inventory «Maternal Antenatal Attachment Scale» (MAAS). Konsul'tativnaya psikhologiya i psikhoterapiya = Counseling Psychology and Psychotherapy, 2022. Vol. 30, no. 3, pp. 92–111. DOI: 10.17759/cpp.2022300306. (In Russ., аbstr. in Engl.)

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Information About the Authors

Svetlana S. Savenysheva, PhD in Psychology, Professor in Department of Psychology of Development at Psychology Faculty, Saint-Petersburg State University, St.Petersburg, Russia, ORCID: https://orcid.org/0000-0002-7529-1493, e-mail: owlsveta@mail.ru

Varvara O. Anikina, PhD in Psychology, associate professor at the chair of early intervention and mental health, department of psychology, Saint-Petersburg State University, St.Petersburg, Russia, ORCID: https://orcid.org/0000-0003-0028-6806, e-mail: v.anikina@spbu.ru

Mariia E. Blokh, PhD in Medicine, Associate professor, Division of Child and Parent Mental Health and Early Intervention, Saint Petersburg State University, psychotherapist, Dr D.O. Ott Research Institute of Obstetrics, Gynecology, and Reproduction, St.Petersburg, Russia, ORCID: https://orcid.org/0000-0001-8609-6936, e-mail: blohme@list.ru

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