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Table 1 Participants’ distribution for combinations of treatment condition, order and sequence of items

From: Sad but true? - How induced emotional states differentially bias self-rated Big Five personality traits

Induced emotion A) happiness B) sadness
n 45 53
Order of condition C 1 or D 2 AC) AD) BC) BD)
n (xC: n = 49; xD: n = 49) 22 23 27 26
Sequence of items E 3 or F 4 ACE) ACF) ADE) ADF) BCE) BCF) BDE) BDF)
n (xxE: n = 51; xxF: n = 47) 11 11 12 11 14 13 14 12
  1. Notes: 1 first measurement under emotional induction and second in the neutral condition.
  2. 2first measurement in the neutral condition and second under emotional induction.
  3. 3original sequence of the questionnaire in the emotional condition and opposite sequence in the neutral condition.
  4. 4opposite sequence of the questionnaire in the emotional condition and original sequence in the neutral condition.