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Table 1 Descriptive statistics split by respondents

From: Emotion regulation and its relation to symptoms of anxiety and depression in children aged 8–12 years: does parental gender play a differentiating role?

  Child n = 602 (1) Mother n = 537 (2) Father n = 289 (3) Groups (t-test)
M (SD) M (SD) M (SD)  
Child age 10.07 (0.90)    
Child gender Girls 58.10%    Girls>Boys***
MASC (0–117) 63.43 (13.78) 43.39 (15.37) 41.36 (14.67) 1 > 2,3***
SMFQ (0–26) 9.92 (4.91) 5.64 (4.86) 5.08 (4.58) 1 > 2,3***, 2 > 3**
ERC L/N (0–45)   11.26 (5.96) 11.37 (5.82) n.s.
ERC ER (0–24)   18.99 (3.30) 18.33 (3.26) 2 > 3**
HSCL (0–30)   4.07 (4.36) 3.23 (3.71)  
EASQ (0–44)   1.60 (1.62) 1.43 (1.44)  
Economy (5 point scale. 1 = 350,000 NOK, 5 = over 1 million NOK)   3.71 (1.19) 3.71 (1.19)  
Education (5 point scale, 1 = ten years of primary school, 5 = four years or more on college/university)   3.93 (0.98) 3.81 (1.07)  
  1. All scores are sum-scores. Economy is measured per family. ERC L/N high score indicates poor regulation skills. ERC ER high score indicates good regulation skills
  2. MASC Multidimensional Anxiety Scale for Children, SMFQ Mood and Feeling Questionnaire – short form, ERC Emotion regulation checklist, HSCL The Hopkin‘s symptom check list, EASQ Early Adolescence Stress Questionnaire
  3. *p = < 0.05. **p = < 0.01. ***p = < 0.001
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