clinical: Data set on negativity in problematic and nonproblematic families
A simulated dataset, mimicking the study performed by Eichelsheim et al. (2011) who investigated whether there are
differences in patterns of negativity between families with and without an adolescent with externalizing problem
behavior. In the study of Eichelsheim et al. (2011), four members of the same family (mother, father, target
adolescent and sibling) reported on the amount of negativity they experienced in relation to each other.
In total, these authors studied 120 Dutch four-person families with a target adolescent scoring above the
externalizing behavior clinical norm scores on either the Child Behavior Check List (N = 47; CBCL; Achenbach, 1991)
or the Youth Self Report (N = 73; YSR; Achenbach, 1991). Because of confidentiality reasons, not the original data
but mimicked data are used here, so results of social relations analyses will deviate from the original paper.
In sum, this dataset contains a measures of negativity for each of the 12 relationships.
Four roles are present: Mothers "M", fathers "F", the asolescent with externalizing problem behavior "T", and the adolescent sibling without problem behavior "S".
A wide version of the same data set is in
The variables are as follows:
family.id An indicator for the family.
actor.id An indicator for the perceiver, either "M", "F", "T", or "S".
partner.id An indicator for the target, either "M", "F", "T", or "S".
neg Negativity measure.