Raw Data and STATA data file for the Manuscript titled Adverse Childhood Experiences and Obsessive-Compulsive Personality Traits: Effects of Attachment, Intolerance of Uncertainty, and Metacognition



This study aimed to investigate whether attachment-anxiety, intolerance of uncertainty, and metacognition have indirect effects in the association between ACEs and Obsessive-Compulsive Personality Traits (OCPT) in various network models. Undergraduate psychology students (N = 291) participated in an anonymous 30-minute online survey consisting of a series of self-report questionnaires regarding adverse childhood experiences, attachment, intolerance of uncertainty, metacognition, OCPT, and depression. Bootstrapped serial mediation revealed attachment-anxiety and intolerance of uncertainty had a serial-mediation effect in the association between ACEs and OCPT. Serial mediation was not found for metacognition and attachment-anxiety. However, metacognition alone mediated between child emotional abuse and OCPT. These findings expand our currently limited knowledge regarding the etiology of OCPT and suggest that attachment-anxiety, intolerance of uncertainty, and metacognition may be important contributors for understanding the development of OCPT following ACE exposure.This item contains the raw data and the STATA dta. file for this project.
Date made available23 Oct 2023
PublisherMacquarie University


  • adverse childhood experiences
  • attachment
  • data
  • metacognition
  • obsessive-compulsive personality
  • mediation
  • intolerance of uncertainty

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