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Table 3 Comparisons of negative, neutral, and positive adjectives by one-way-analyses of variances

From: Attentional avoidance in peer victimized individuals with and without psychiatric disorders

  Negative adjectives Neutral adjectives Positive adjectives F
Emotional Stroop task     df (2,57)
 Valence, M (SD) 2.16a (.47) 4.89b (.15) 7.98c (.62) 819.04***
 Arousal, M (SD) 5.58a (.68) 3.12b (.93) 5.33a (.79) 56.43***
 Word length, M (SD) 8.70 (3.03) 9.10 (2.05) 9.30 (3.03) .25
 Word frequency (per million), M (SD) 2.60 (3.62) 5.28 (7.73) 5.26 (4.96) .24
Dot-probe task     df (2,77)
 Valence, M (SD) 2.16a (.47) 4.92b (.28) 7.98c (.62) 902.83***
 Arousal, M (SD) 5.58a (.68) 3.14b (.81) 5.33a (.79) 89.90***
 Word length, M (SD) 8.70 (3.03) 9.00 (2.41) 9.30 (3.03) .24
 Word frequency (per million), M (SD) 2.60 (3.62) 6.63 (9.32) 5.26 (4.96) 2.02
  1. ***p ≤ .001. Means in the same row sharing the same superscript letter do not differ significantly from one another at p ≤ .05 based on LSD test post hoc comparisons; data on word frequency are based on the CELEX database