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Table. 6.

Table. 6.

Comparisons of TCI between groups

Variables Group 1 (n=206) Group 2 (n=266) Group 3 (n=147) Total (n=619) p value* Bonferroni
Novelty seeking 57.22 (13.13) 53.57 (11.44) 44.87 (9.58) 52.43 (12.48) <0.001 1>2>3
Harm avoidance 70.11 (11.95) 67.75 (12.15) 60.68 (12.49) 66.63 (12.70) <0.001 1, 2>3
Reward dependence 40.30 (13.18) 43.87 (13.41) 45.89 (11.89) 43.29 (13.10) 0.004 3, 2>1
Persistence 36.73 (12.79) 40.31 (11.07) 39.72 (12.34) 39.04 (12.04) 0.033 2, 3>1
Self directedness 29.86 (12.07) 34.3 (11.69) 41.45 (12.33) 34.79 (12.74) <0.001 3>2>1
Cooperativeness 33.99 (15.34) 41.02 (12.44) 47.05 (12.1) 40.41 (14.19) <0.001 3>2>1
Self transcendence 45.98 (11.89) 46.62 (9.04) 44.82 (8.98) 45.95 (10.01) 0.349 ns

Data are presented as mean (standard deviation). *p values for ANOVA. TCI, temperament and character inventory; Group 1 characterized as high affiliation; Group 2 characterized as low affiliation; Group 3 characterized high projective identification

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