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Attachment Features and Functions

Pilkonis, Paul (2018) Attachment Features and Functions. [Dataset] (Unpublished)

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This submission contains data and codebooks from several personality studies conducted 1990-2017, organized by assessment instrument. For demographic information about the study participants, please refer to Background Information Questionnaire (BIQ) - Personality Studies (


1. Interpersonal Functioning and Emotion in Borderline Personality ("Emotion and Interpersonal Functioning")

Description: The Attachment Features and Functions Measure includes subscales of proximity maintenance, separation distress, safe haven, and secure base to describe features of attachment. Each item is asked about a person that the participant nominated as someone they feel that it’s important to talk to regularly, could turn to in times of need, and/or is someone they could count on.
At intake, participants were given 16 items describing attachment features of their nominated people, and are asked to respond to an agreement scale for each. At follow-ups, participants were asked 4 items for any new “true” attachment figures not previously identified (“true” = scores of 4, 5, or 6, on the four attachment categories from SNA at intake). Each item at follow-up represents one of the four subscales.

Tancredy, C.M. & Fraley, R.C. (2006). The nature of adult twin relationships: An attachment-theoretical perspective. Journal of Personality and Social Psychology, 90(1), 78-93.


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Item Type: Dataset
Status: Unpublished
CreatorsEmailPitt UsernameORCID
Pilkonis, Paulpap1@pitt.edupap10000-0003-1075-0617
Date: 11 October 2018
Schools and Programs: School of Medicine > Psychiatry
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Funders: NIMH
Type of Data: Database
Copyright Holders: None
Date Deposited: 12 Oct 2018 12:59
Last Modified: 18 Dec 2018 20:53


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