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Table 2 Attachment style, personality and perception of the family in the total sample and separately for the ED and Non-ED groups

From: An investigation of the mediating role of personality and family functioning in the association between attachment styles and eating disorder status

  Total (n = 253) ED (n = 106) Non-ED (n = 147)
  M (SD) M (SD) M (SD)
Attachment style (AAS)    
Secure 112 (44.3 %) 14 (13.2 %) 98 (66.7 %)
Insecure 141 (55.7 %) 92 (86.8 %) 49 (33.3 %)
 Clingy/dependent 36 (14.2 %) 12 (11.3 %) 24 (16.3 %)
 Rejecting/distanced 18 (7.1 %) 7 (6.6 %) 11 (7.5 %)
 Anxious/avoidant 87 (34.4 %) 73 (68.9 %) 14 (9.5 %)
Personality (B5T)    
Extraversion 26.62 (6.20 %) 23.07 (6.11 %) 29.19 (4.86 %)
 Low-range values 61 (24.1 %) 52 (49.1 %) 9 (6.1 %)
 Mid-range values 132 (52.2 %) 43 (40.6 %) 89 (60.5 %)
 High-range values 60 (23.7 %) 11 (10.4 %) 49 (33.3 %)
Neuroticism 26.77 (7.18 %) 31.23 (6.26 %) 23.55 (5.99 %)
 Low-range values 56 (22.1 %) 8 (7.5 %) 48 (32.7 %)
 Mid-range values 132 (52.2 %) 45 (42.5 %) 87 (59.2 %)
 High-range values 65 (25.7 %) 53 (50 %) 12 (8.2 %)
Perception of the family (EXIS.pers) 3.99 (1.37 %) 3.10 (1.26 %) 4.65 (1.03 %)
  1. ED eating disorder group, Non-ED comparison group
  2. Extraversion and neuroticism: low-range values = stanine scores ranging from 1 to 3; mid-range values = stanine scores ranging from 4 to 6; high-range values = stanine scores ranging from 7 to 9; EXIS.pers: theoretical range is 0 to 6