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Table 2 Descriptive statistics of the SEL scores for 2265 analysed participants of SHIP-LEGEND

From: Assessment of subjective emotional valence and long-lasting impact of life events: development and psychometrics of the Stralsund Life Event List (SEL)

  Positive Negative
N M (SD) N M (SD)
Basic number of Life Events 2265 14.75 (2.21) 2265 9.02 (3.88)
 Proportion of Life Events rated as positive/negativea 2265 0.83 (0.12) 2262 0.77 (0.19)
Total Number of Life Events 2265 13.73 (4.41) 2265 14.10 (8.31)
Emotional Valence (Time of the Interview)b 2264 1.88 (0.32) 2260 3.65 (0.52)
Present Impactc 2264 0.79 (0.16) 2260 0.30 (0.25)
Social Support (Undesired)d 386 17.04% 139 6.14%
 Desirede 1873 2.11 (1.13) 2118 2.45 (1.02)
  1. aRating not available for all life event items, bRating: 1 (very positive) – 5 (very negative), cRating: 0 (no) vs. 1 (yes)
  2. dRating: 0 (no social support desired), eparticipants reporting undesired social support excluded; Rating: 1 (no social support) – 4 (much social support)