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Table 2 Univariate comparison of outcome variables between individuals with first disclosure in childhood and individuals with first disclosure in adulthood, using social support as covariate

From: Aspects of social support and disclosure in the context of institutional abuse – long-term impact on mental health

  Childhood disclosure mean (SE) Adulthood disclosure mean (SE) FD P D part. Eta 2 FS p S part. Eta 2
Status of Mental Health (T-Scores)
Somatizationa 62.39 (1.82) 64.51 (1.23) 0.916 .340 .006 6.144 .014 .037
Obsession- Compulsiona 62.41 (1.89) 61.32 (1.28) 0.229 .633 .001 2.682 .103 .017
Interpersonal Sensitivity 64.47 (1.71) 64.82 (1.15) 0.028 .867 .000 8.346 .004 .050
Depressiona 65.37 (1.68) 66.85 (1.12) 0.534 .466 .003 3.695 .056 .023
Anxietyb 63.99 (1.93) 66.01 (1.29) 0.754 .386 .005 7.643 .006 .046
Hostilityb 63.12 (1.75) 62.59 (1.17) 0.063 .802 .000 0.250 .617 .002
Phobic Anxietya 65.39 (1.79) 65.18 (1.21) 0.009 .926 .000 7.471 .007 .045
Paranoid Ideationa 67.15 (1.40) 67.68 (0.94) 0.099 .754 .001 12.071 .001 .071
Psychoticismb 4.85 (1.76) 65.99 (1.17) 0.287 .593 .002 5.922 .016 .036
Global Severity Indexb 67.76 (1.74) 69.40 (1.17) 0.607 .437 .004 8.482 .004 .051
PTSD symptoms
Cluster Ba 14.64 (0.78) 14.91 (0.52) 0.082 .775 .001 7.100 .009 .043
Cluster Cc 17.25 (1.00) 18.06 (0.66) 0.455 .501 .003 6.686 .011 .041
Cluster Da 13.44 (0.76) 13.31 (0.51) 0.019 .889 .000 3.343 .069 .021
Totalc 45.44 (2.33) 46.33 (1.55) 0.100 .752 .001 6.774 .010 .042
Intensions and emotions during disclosure
Urge to talka 8.65 (0.65) 8.66 (0.44) 0.000 .995 .000 0.486 .487 .003
Reluctance to talka 8.96 (0.79) 8.77 (0.54) 0.040 842 .000 4.207 .042 .026
Emotional reactions during disclosurea 11.77 (0.83) 12.55 (0.56) 0.595 .442 .004 9.284 .003 .055
  1. Note. aN = 162. bN = 161. cN = 159. PD Probability Disclosure, P S Probability Social Support