Kafetsios, K., & Nezlek, J. B. (2002). Attachment styles in everyday social interaction. European Journal of Social Psychology, 32, 719-735
For seven days, participants described the important interactions they had using a variant of the Rochester Interaction Record and reported their attachment style using Bartholomew's four category system. A series of multilevel random coefficient analyses found that across all interactions, securely attached participants, compared to those who were insecurely attached, disclosed more and had more disclosed to them, and felt happier and believed that others experienced more positive emotions. Secure participants also felt that others were more responsive to them and their needs. Secure-insecure differences were most pronounced when secure and dismissive avoidant participants were compared, and differences between secure and fearful types were minimal. In contrast, differences in reactions to interactions with close and not close friends were more pronounced for fearful types than for secures, dismissing, or preoccupied types. These results highlight the importance of distinguishing fearful- and dismissive avoidance.