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Table 7 Means, standard deviations and percentiles of the PSS-10 factor “perceived self-efficacy” according to sex and age

From: The German version of the Perceived Stress Scale – psychometric characteristics in a representative German community sample

  Total (N = 2463)
age group 14-19 20-29 30-39 40-49 50-59 60-69 70+
Mean 6.1 5.8 5.0 5.5 5.4 5.1 5.9
SD 3.2 3.7 3.4 3.4 3.5 3.4 3.3
5 % 1 0 0 1 0 0 1
25 % 4 3 3 3 3 3 4
50 % 6 5 5 5 5 4 6
75 % 8 8 7 8 8 7 8
95 % 11 13 12 12 12 12 12
  Female (n = 1315)
age group 14-19 20-29 30-39 40-49 50-59 60-69 70+
Mean 6.3 6.2 5.1 5.4 5.4 5.2 6.1
SD 3.0 3.6 3.3 3.2 3.4 3.3 3.2
5 % 2 1 0 1 0 0 1
25 % 4 4 3 3 3 3 4
50 % 7 6 5 5 5 5 6
75 % 8 8 7 7 8 7 8
95 % 11 13 11 11 11 12 12
  Male (n = 1148)
age group 14-19 20-29 30-39 40-49 50-59 60-69 70+
Mean 5.9 5.4 5.0 5.7 5.3 5.0 5.6
SD 3.3 3.8 3.5 3.7 3.7 3.5 3.6
5 % 0 0 0 0 0 1 0
25 % 4 3 3 3 3 3 3
50 % 6 5 4 5 5 4 5
75 % 8 7 7 8 8 7 8
95 % 11 13 12 12 12 12 13