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Table 1 Sample characteristics

From: Freiburg Questionnaire of linguistic pragmatics (FQLP): psychometric properties based on a psychiatric sample

  Asperger’s syndrome- sample Convenience sample Psychiatric disorder-sample p-value
N 57 56 66  
Demographic variables     
Gender N (%) N (%) N (%) .0011
Male 36 (63.2) 21 (37.5) 21 (31.8)
Female 21 (36.8) 35 (62.5) 45 (68.2)
Age M (SD) M (SD) M (SD) <.0012
40.2 (9.89) 30.4 (10.08) 36.4 (13.29)  
Relationship status N (%) N (%) N (%) .9091
Yes 27 (47.4) 28 (50.0) 34 (51.5)
No 28 (49. 1) 26 (46.4) 30 (45.4)
Educational level N (%) N (%) N (%) <.0013
Low 4 (7.0) 2 (3.6) 8 (12.1)
Medium 12 (21.1) 1 (1.8) 28 (42.4)
High 41 (71.9) 53 (94.6) 30 (45.5)
Clinical variables     
Psychological distress M (SD) M (SD) M (SD) <.0012
SCL-K-9 1.17 (0.85) 0.66 (0.45) 1.58 (0.84)
Symptoms of personality disorder M (SD) M (SD) M (SD) <.0012
SAPAS 4.63 (1.58) 1.61 (1.09) 4.05 (1.69)
  1. M = mean; SD = standard deviation, p-value based on 1chi-squared test, 2variance analysis, 3Fischer’s exact test.