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Table 2 Emotional status, emotional expression and regulation traits among subtypes of alexithymia (ANOVA)

From: Alexithymia and emotional regulation: A cluster analytical approach

  Extrovert-High Alexithymia group (N = 1382) General-High Alexithymia group (N = 43) Introvert-High Alexithymia group
(N = 47)
Non-Alexithymia group
(N = 316)
F p Between groups comparisons
  Mean ± SD Mean ± SD Mean ± SD Mean ± SD    
Emotional Expressivity Scale        
Total score of Emotional Expressivity Scale 60.26 ± 9.83 54.33 ± 12.29 58.45 ± 14.45 62.60 ± 11.48 10.33 <0.001** 4>1 > 2*
Suppression factor of Emotional Expressivity Scale 43.71 ± 7.37 38.16 ± 10.49 41.17 ± 9.95 45.81 ± 8.42 16.58 <0.001** 4>1 > 2*, 4 > 3*
Expression factor of Emotional Expressivity Scale 16.54 ± 4.42 16.16 ± 5.72 17.28 ± 5.91 16.79 ± 4.94 0.72 0.541 No group difference
Emotion regulation questionnaire        
Reappraisal factor of Emotion regulation questionnaire 29.30 ± 5.35 26.09 ± 7.61 30.49 ± 5.94 31.98 ± 6.40 25.82 <0.001** 4 > 1,2**, 3 > 2*
Suppression factor of Emotion regulation questionnaire 14.67 ± 3.96 16.74 ± 5.10 14.57 ± 5.10 12.82 ± 4.69 21.75 <0.001** 1,2 > 4*
Emotional status        
score of Beck Depression Inventory 7.37 ± 7.61 14.79 ± 10.53 12.06 ± 9.98 3.27 ± 4.70 51.87 <0.001** 2,3>1 > 4*
Trait score of Stat and Trait anxious inventory. 43.42 ± 7.11 51.16 ± 12.34 48.62 ± 10.31 36.77 ± 7.62 99.11 <0.001** 2,3>1 > 4*
  1. Note: *P < 0.05, **P < 0.01 (two-detailed)