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Table. 2.

Table. 2.

Comparisons of TCI Index and subscales between groups

Variables HA (n=210) LA (n=206) t p
Novelty seeking 55.44±13.36 51.44±11.31 2.94 <0.01
Exploratory excitability 7.03±4.12 7.45±3.67 -0.98 0.33
Impulsiveness 9.87±4.27 8.02±3.77 4.19 <0.01
Extravagance 9.60±4.76 7.28±4.29 4.66 <0.01
Disorderliness 7.55±4.37 7.17±4.02 0.82 0.41
Harm avoidance 72.17±11.57 65.69±11.79 5.06 <0.01
Anticipatory worry 15.85±4.83 12.91±4.47 5.77 <0.01
Fear of uncertainty 14.04±3.00 12.72±3.45 3.74 <0.01
Shyness 13.31±4.78 12.02±4.88 2.44 0.02
Fatigability 16.30±2.79 14.31±3.53 5.69 <0.01
Reward dependence 40.78±14.37 43.91±12.30 -2.13 0.03
Sentimentality 10.32±4.01 10.70±3.75 -0.91 0.36
Openness to warm communication 7.30±4.08 7.99±3.83 -1.6 0.11
Attachment 7.81±4.28 9.43±4.25 -3.47 <0.01
Dependence 9.61±3.19 9.57±3.31 0.11 0.91
Persistence 37.23±13.41 38.67±11.46 -1.05 0.29
Eagermess of effort 7.80±3.95 9.28±3.98 -3.41 <0.01
Work hardened 6.51±3.94 6.90±3.60 -0.93 0.35
Ambitious 8.20±4.47 8.08±4.03 -0.25 0.80
Perfectionist 8.43±4.73 8.07±4.18 -0.74 0.46
Self directedness 29.13±11.15 35.88±12.46 -5.22 <0.01
Responsibility 8.11±3.76 10.19±3.87 -4.97 <0.01
Purposeful 6.27±3.51 7.67±3.91 -3.44 <0.01
Resourcefulness 3.11±2.07 4.20±2.35 -4.54 <0.01
Self-acceptance 2.02±1.73 2.63±1.80 -3.16 <0.01
Enlightened second nature 7.12±3.83 8.84±3.99 -4.02 <0.01
Cooperativeness 36.38±15.10 41.24±13.55 -3.08 <0.01
Social acceptance 9.25±3.85 11.61±3.18 -6.1 <0.01
Empathy 7.77±3.35 8.18±3.19 -1.13 0.26
Helpfulness 8.15±3.79 8.67±3.34 -1.31 0.19
Compassion 5.99±3.44 6.78±3.32 -2.15 0.03
Pure-hearted conscience 12.47±4.01 13.06±3.69 1.38 0.17
Self transcendence 48.07±11.05 44.28±8.73 3.49 <0.01
Self-forgetful 10.88±5.20 8.44±4.78 4.44 <0.01
Transpersonal identification 5.53±4.20 4.64±3.75 2.04 0.04
Spiritual acceptance 7.63±5.11 6.41±4.03 2.42 0.02

Values are presented as mean±standard deviation unless otherwise indicated. TCI: Temperament and Character Inventory, HA: high anxiety group, LA: low anxiety group

Psychoanal 2020;31:70-80 https://doi.org/10.18529/psychoanal.2020.31.4.70
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