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Table 6 Descriptive statistics and sex differences for the scales in the study

From: Assessing meaningful work among Hungarian employees: testing psychometric properties of work and meaning inventory in employee subgroups

  Full sample Male Female Male–Female comparison
M SD M SD M SD t Cohen’s d
PM 15.42 3.53 15.31 3.48 15.53 3.58 − 1.48 − 0.06
MM 10.50 2.93 10.24 2.87 10.73 2.97 − 4.03*** − 0.17
GG 10.98 2.86 10.82 2.73 11.12 2.96 − 2.470* − 0.103
WAMI total 36.90 8.27 36.37 8.00 37.38 8.50 − 2.919** − 0.121
SWWS total 21.74 6.87 21.76 6.71 21.73 7.02 0.10 0.001
SWLS total 23.38 6.59 22.91 6.66 23.80 6.51 − 3.29** − 0.14
MLQ presence 26.43 6.79 25.91 6.79 26.90 6.75 − 3.51*** − 0.15
MLQ search 21.86 7.43 21.59 7.26 22.12 7.57 − 1.71 − 0.07
MLQ total 48.23 9.08 44.65 8.39 45.74 8.25 − 3.18** − 0.13
  1. WAMI—Work and meaning inventory, PM—work and meaning inventory positive meaning subscale, MM- work and meaning inventory meaning making subscale, GG—work and meaning inventory greater good subscale, SWWS—satisfaction with work scale, SWLS—satisfaction with life scale, MLQ—meaning in life questionnaire, Presence—meaning in life questionnaire presence subscale, Search—meaning in life questionnaire search subscale
  2. *p < 0.05, **p < 0.01, **p < 0.001