The aim of the current study is to test the validity and reliability of the Pet Attachment Questionnaire (PAQ), which assess attachment orientation toward pet. The sample of the study consisted of 260 pet owners (24 males and 234 females) aged between 19 and 62 years. In line with the study purpose, participants were asked to complete Demographic Form, Pet Attachment Questionnaire, Lexington Attachment to Pets Scale, CES-Depression Scale, State-Trait Anxiety Inventory, Penn Inventory of Scrupulosity, Experiences in Close Relationships-Revised, Satisfaction with Life Scale. For the test-retest reliability analysis, 57 of the participants were reached again. Data were analyzed via SPSS and AMOS programs. As a result of the explanatory and confirmatory factor analysis, the two-factor structure of the PAQ, defined as anxiety and avoidance was supported. Further statistical analyses supported that PAQ was a valid and reliable measurement tool in the assessment of the attachment orientation towards pet.
Keywords: attachment, pet, pet attachment questionnaire, validity, reliability