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Table 1 Univariate personality trait differences between nonattempters, one-time and repeated suicide attempters

From: Broad and narrow personality traits as markers of one-time and repeated suicide attempts: A population-based study

  Nonattempters (NSA) One-time Attempters (SA) Repeated Attempters (RSA)
  Mean SD Mean SD Mean SD
Emotional Dysregulation -.07b*** .98 .18c*** .95 1.07b***c*** 1.08
Dissocial Behavior -.03b** .99 .23 1.10 .58b** 1.27
Inhibition -.01 .97 -.10 1.15 .07 1.12
Compulsivity -.01a& 1.01 -.30a&c& .94 .19c& .94
Affective instability 40.33a***b*** 11.85 46.45a***c** 12.08 55.00b***c** 12.11
Compulsivity 49.65 11.00 47.93 11.08 53.60 9.81
Conduct problems 26.81a**b*** 8.51 30.83a** 10.33 33.53b*** 10.72
Submissiveness 35.94b** 9.89 35.89c** 9.67 42.87b**c** 8.88
Cognitive distortion 28.39b*** 9.20 29.97c*** 9.00 41.20b***c*** 13.18
Identity problems 29.21a*b*** 11.02 32.76a* 11.97c** 40.40 b***c** 15.49
Stimulus seeking 45.15 11.72 47.87 11.57 50.47 11.10
Callousness 31.14b* 8.80 32.54 10.95 36.07b* 12.85
Rejection 44.14 10.48 42.95 10.44 46.93 11.84
Insecure attachment 39.87b*** 13.62 43.15c*** 15.07 54.80b***c*** 11.88
Anxiousness 37.60b*** 12.63 39.33c*** 12.04 51.33b***c*** 14.13
Suspiciousness 28.35b*** 8.81 29.24 c*** 9.32 36.20b***c*** 11.31
Social avoidance 35.39b* 11.99 36.67 13.01 41.00b* 11.59
Narcissism 45.59b* 12.09 47.16 12.48 51.73 b* 12.85
Restricted expression 37.97 10.52 36.41 11.32 39.77 10.13
Passive aggressivity 33.21a*b** 9.79 36.29a* 11.17 39.33b** 12.79
Intimacy problems 27.89 8.71 28.72 10.41 30.27 9.97
  1. Notes: Procedure: Scheffe multiple comparison test; SD = standard deviation;&= statistical trend,* .05–.01; ** .01 to.001, inclusive; ***.0005; Statistically significant differences between a NSA and SA,b NSA and RSA, and c SA and RSA groups.