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Table 3 Means, Standard Errors (M SE ) on the STQ-77 scales and effects of Diagnosis (Major Depression (MD), Generalized Anxiety (GAD), Comorbid (Cmrb)) using factorial ANOVA (factors Diagnosis and Age) for temperament scores in groups aged 25–65

From: There is more to mental illness than negative affect: comprehensive temperament profiles in depression and generalized anxiety

STQ-77 MD N = 78 GAD N = 99 Cmrb N = 110 MD vs GAD   MD vs Cmrb   GAD vs Cmrb  
Scales M SE M SE M SE F (1,173) η 2 F (1,184) η 2 F (1,205) η 2
Motor-ph. Endurance 13.30 0.49 16.070.38 12.960.49 20.96*** .108 0.20 .001 23.19*** .101
Motor-ph. Tempo 13.26 0.47 16.150.38 13.600.45 16.23*** .086 0.31 .002 19.54*** .087
Sensation Seeking 12.67 0.34 13.550.34 12.550.38 2.17 .012 0.09 .000 2.90 .014
Social Endurance 15.27 0.41 15.900.37 13.140.43 0.84 .005 11.90** .061 20.74*** .092
Social Tempo 14.74 0.44 15.100.32 13.600.40 0.07 .000 4.63* .025 6.99** .033
Empathy 16.67 0.35 16.100.35 15.480.39 1.08 .000 4.17* .022 3.04 .014
Intellectual Endurance 15.43 0.42 15.890.35 13.370.37 0.04 .000 13.28*** .067 25.72*** .111
Plasticity 14.730.34 15.510.31 12.890.35 2.17 .006 12.94*** .065 27.46*** .118
Sensitivity to Probabilities 16.440.44 16.06029 15.360.32 0.42 .002 3.95* .021 2.63 .012
Self-confidence 14.87 0.34 15.740.37 14.120.36 2.53 .014 1.90 .010 8.66** .040
Impulsivity 15.62 0.38 15.420.41 17.340.35 0.04 .000 10.39** .053 11.01*** .051
Neuroticism 16.440.39 17.550.33 17.810.32 4.75* .027 7.58** .040 0.26 .001
  1. Zeros at η2 values are omitted
  2. * - p < 0.05, ** - p < 0.01, *** - p < 0.001