four.person: Data set on attachment anxiety in four person families (Cook,...

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The classic Cook (2000) dataset consists of measurements on security of attachment within families. Only the variable measuring fear of rejection in family relationships is included in this dataset. Cook (2000) deduced this variable from the anxiety dimension of the adult attachment scale (Collins & Read, 1990). The original data consisted of four person families (i.e. two parents and two children): the mother is labeled as "m", the father as "f", the oldest child as "c" and the youngest child as "y".


A data frame with 2497 rows and 4 variables (208 families with 4 members each, round-robin design)


The variables are as follows:


This dataset was retrieved from in wide format and converted to an R dataset in long format.


Cook, W. L. (2000). Understanding attachment security in family context. Journal of Personality and Social Psychology, 78, 285-294. doi:10.1037/0022-3514.78.2.285

Collins, N. L., & Read, S. J. (1990, April). Adult attachment, working models, and relationship quality in dating couples. Journal of Personality and Social Psychology, 58, 644-663.



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