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Table. 3.

Table. 3.

Comparisons of defense mechanisms between groups

Variables HA (n=210) LA (n=206) t p
Cluster score
Maladaptive action 5.15±1.07 4.19±1.07 9.00 <0.01
Image distorting 4.26±1.00 3.49±1.00 7.62 <0.01
Self sacrificing 4.07±1.44 3.79±1.27 2.02 0.04
Adaptive 3.79±1.25 3.96±1.18 -1.40 0.16
Defense mechanism Neurotic denial 3.62±1.84 2.83±1.63 4.51 <0.01
Nondelusional projection 3.80±1.40 3.30±1.32 3.70 <0.01
Passive aggression 6.55±2.34 6.45±2.56 0.38 0.71
Acting out 6.93±1.53 6.05±1.65 5.56 <0.01
Splitting of other image 4.70±2.80 4.40±2.72 1.07 0.29
Projective identification 4.24±2.67 4.88±2.55 -2.45 0.02
Omnipotence 5.68±1.93 5.02±2.12 3.23 <0.01
Undoing 3.58±2.44 3.05±2.19 2.26 0.02
Affiliation 4.36±3.61 3.41±3.30 2.73 <0.01
Somatization 3.03±2.27 3.58±2.16 1.99 0.05
Hypochondriasis 2.18±1.18 2.19±1.10 -0.92 0.93

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

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