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Controlled Interaction Diary. Primary data from a longitudinal empirical study.

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Asendorpf, Jens B.

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Title Controlled Interaction Diary. Primary data from a longitudinal empirical study.
Original Title Kontrolliertes Interaktions-Tagebuch (KIT): Primrdaten einer Lngsschnittstudie.
Citation Asendorpf, J.B. (2004). Controlled Interaction Diary. Primary data from a longitudinal empirical study. [Translated Title] (Version 1) [Files on CD-ROM]. Trier: Center for Research Data in Psychology: PsychData of the Leibniz Institute for Psychology Information ZPID. https://doi.org/10.5160/psychdata.afjs95in09
Language of variable documentation German
Responsible for Data Collection Asendorpf, Jens B.
Data Collection Completion Date 1996
Dataset Publication 2004
Dataset ID afjs95in09
Study Description Presents an application of the KIT (Kontrolliertes Interaktions-Tagebuch, controlled interaction diary) method. Psychologically significant social interactions in a specific observation period were documented. Social relationships were diagnosed via the aggregation of a series of a subject's interactions with the same person. Personality characteristic were identified by aggregating the subject's personal relationships. Strict checks were established to minimize the interference of retrospective memories. Nevertheless, the KIT was shown to be a practical tool. In a longitudinal study, 144 college students maintained a daily diary for 3 weeks in the first semester while 114 college students did the same in the second semester. The quality of individual close relationships and significant relationship types (such as heterosexual peer relationships) was recorded with high reliability. Comparisons with relationship and personality questionnaires revealed a satisfactory validity.
Hypotheses -
Keyphrase controlled interaction diary, assessment of social interactions & relationships & personality traits, 144 college students aged 18-23, longitudinal empirical study, primary data
Funding German Research Foundation (Deutsche Forschungsgemeinschaft)
Rating Reliability: Odd-Even Reliability (odd/even days of data collection); Stability across 6 months.
Validity: Correlation with relationship questionnaire; correlation with personality questionnaire (NEO-FFI): see Asendorpf & Wilpers (1998).

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PSYNDEX Classification and Controlled Terms

Classification Personality Scales & Inventories
Group & Interpersonal Processes
Personality Psychology
Controlled Terms Social Interaction
Interpersonal Interaction
Personality Traits
Personality Measures
Self-Report
Interaction Analysis (Statistics)
Data Collection

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Research Method Description

Research Method Description Questionnaire Data
Classification of Data Collection Fully Standardized Survey Instrument (provides question formulation and answer options)
Research Instrument The test subjects described all relevant daily interactions with others (time, place, interaction partner, interaction particulars) by means of an interaction questionnaire. They described their interaction partner using a separate questionnaire. Additional written directions gave specific instructions concerning how the subjects were to complete the questionnaire.
Data Collection Method Data collection in the absence of an experimenter
- Mail Survey
Time Points repeated measurements
Survey Time Period Longitudinal analysis: 2 measurements separated by 6 months (initial measurement time in 1994/1995; follow-up measurement time in 1995/1996)
Characteristics -
Population College students
Experimental Pool Individuals
Sample Convenience sample
Subject Recruitment 1st-semester freshman at Humboldt University, Berlin with varying majors.
Sample Size 144 individuals
Return/Drop Out 144 subjects took part in the initial measurement. Of these, 114 took part in the experiment's 2nd measurement.
Gender Distribution 54,9% female subjects (n=79)
45,1% male subjects (n=65)
Age Distribution 18 - 23 years
Special Groups 1st-semester freshman at Humboldt University, Berlin with varying majors
Country Germany
Region -
City Berlin
Variables Description of the subjects and their interaction partners
Formal daily protocol indicating
-times and types of interactions
-location
-interaction specifics

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Data Status

Data Status -
Original Records Questionnaire filled out by either the subject or the experimenter containing closed and/or open answers
Transformation The diary protocols were transferred directly into a machine-readable form. The data were checked for consistency and undocumented codes. Missing data were standardized. The data were then rendered anonymous. Based on the primary data files, derived data files on relationships and personality level were created. The primary data files and the derived data files on relationships and personality level are provided.

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Description of the Provided Data

Description Primary study data (1st time of measurement)
File Name afjs95in09_pd1.txt
Data Content 28,378 interactions (of 144 subjects), 27 variables
Data Points 28378*27=766206 data points
Variables IDs of the subjects and their interaction partners (2), gender (1), description of interaction partners (4), Formal daily protocol indicating... day of the interaction (3),...times of the interaction (6), ...location (1), ...formal characteristics of the interaction (3), ... types of interactions (1)... interaction specifics (9)
MD5 Hash 15c48eb7541562218027b96a58343b88
  
Description Primary study data (2nd time of measurement)
File Name afjs95in09_pd2.txt
Data Content 25,422 interactions (of 144 subjects), 27 variables
Data Points 25422*27=686394 data points
Variables IDs of the subjects and their interaction partners (2), gender (1), description of interaction partners (4), Formal daily protocol indicating... the date of the interaction (3),...times of the interaction (6), ...location (1), ...formal characteristics of the interaction (3), ... types of interactions (1)... interaction specifics (9)
MD5 Hash 45084bf0467180d837dfd5ae0ba0b26b
  
Description Aggregate data concerning level of relationships (measurement time 1, based on afjs95in09_pd1.txt)
File Name afjs95in09_ad1.txt
Data Content 6,919 relationships (of 144 subjects), 35 variables
Data Points 6919*35=242165 data points
Variables ID of subjects (1), ID of interaction partners (1), gender of subject and interaction partner (2), description of interaction partner (3), formal specification of the interaction (3), specific times of each interaction (1), percentage distribution across interaction sites (8), percentage distribution across types of interaction (7), specific characteristics of the interaction (9)
MD5 Hash 3809fcc3f23670245a7cf7c43f8a79c9
  
Description Aggregate data concerning level of relationships (measurement time 2, based on afjs95in09_pd2.txt)
File Name afjs95in09_ad2.txt
Data Content 5966 interactions (of 144 subjects), 35 variables
Data Points 5966*35=208810 data points
Variables ID of subjects (1), ID of interaction partners (1), gender of subject and interaction partner (2), description of interaction partner (3), formal specification of the interaction (3), specific times of each interaction (1), percentage distribution across interaction sites (8), percentage distribution across types of interaction (7), specific characteristics of the interaction (9)
MD5 Hash eeae7a6a7c756627142b6906b2e1f350
  
Description Aggregate data on the personal level (measurement time 1, based on afjs95in09_pd1.txt)
File Name afjs95in09_ad3.txt
Data Content 15840 interactions (of 144 subjects), 110 variables
Data Points 144*110=15840 data points
Variables subject's test number (1), subject's gender (1), details of protocol days (1), description of the interaction partner (2), formal designation of interactions (4), interaction time-of-day (1), percentage distribution across interaction sites (8), percentage distribution across types of interaction (7), characteristics of the interaction (9), percentage distribution across the type of interaction partners (14), total number of different types of relationships (13), information concerning and interaction with mothers (12), information concerning and interaction with fathers (12), information concerning and interaction with siblings (12), information concerning and interaction with peers (13)
MD5 Hash 42dcc7bd07257e44fc4137e601ef0702
  
Description aggregate data on the personal level (time of measurement 2; based on afjs95in09_pd2.txt)
File Name afjs95in09_ad4.txt
Data Content 114 subjects, 110 variables
Data Points 114*110=12540 data points
Variables subject's test number (1), subject's gender (1), details of protocol days (1), description of the interaction partner (2), formal designation of interactions (4), interaction time-of-day (1), percentage distribution across interaction sites (8), percentage distribution across types of interaction (7), characteristics of the interaction (9), percentage distribution across the type of interaction partners (14), total number of different types of relationships (13), information concerning and interaction with mothers (12), information concerning and interaction with fathers (12), information concerning and interaction with siblings (12), information concerning and interaction with peers (13)
MD5 Hash 310125b5ef496954600c10bf5e168bb9
  

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Description of Additional Materials

Description File Name
German codebook of the primary data file afjs95in09_pd1.txt afjs95in09_kb1.txt
German codebook of the primary data file afjs95in09_pd2.txt afjs95in09_kb2.txt
Instructions for generating derived data of aggregate data file afjs95in09_ad1.txt afjs95in09_aa1.txt
Instructions for generating derived data of aggregate data file afjs95in09_ad2.txt afjs95in09_aa2.txt
Instructions for generating derived data of aggregate data file afjs95in09_ad3.txt afjs95in09_aa3.txt
Instructions for generating derived data of aggregate data file afjs95in09_ad4.txt afjs95in09_aa4.txt
Main program for the generation of the aggregate data concerning level of relationship (afjs95in09_ad1.txt und afjs95in09_ad2.txt) afjs95in09_sy1.txt
Main program for the generation of the aggregate data on the personal level (afjs95in09_ad3.txt und afjs95in09_ad4.txt) afjs95in09_sy2.txt
Test material: interaction pamphlet for coding the interactions of the participants afjs95in09_vm1.pdf
Test material: partner pamphlet for the diary for coding the interaction partner afjs95in09_vm2.pdf
Participant instructions concerning the diary phase afjs95in09_in.txt

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Publications Directly Related to the Dataset

Publications Directly Related to the Dataset
Asendorpf, J. B. & Wilpers, S. (1998). Personality effects on social relationships. Journal of Personality and Social Psychology, 74, 1531-1544.Datensatz 0123275
Asendorpf, J. B. & Wilpers, S. (1999). KIT - Kontrolliertes Interaktions-Tagebuch zur Erfassung sozialer Interaktionen, Beziehungen und Persnlichkeitseigenschaften. Diagnostica, 45, 82-94. (Online verfgbar unter URL: http://www.psychologie.hu-berlin.de/per)Datensatz 0128454

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Utilized Test Methods

Utilized Test Methods
Asendorpf, J. B. & Wilpers, S. (1999). KIT - Kontrolliertes Interaktions-Tagebuch zur Erfassung sozialer Interaktionen, Beziehungen und Persnlichkeitseigenschaften. Diagnostica, 45, 82-94. (Online verfgbar unter URL: http://www.psychologie.hu-berlin.de/per)Datensatz 0128454

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