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Table 3 Group differences (TAS-20 total score < 61 vs. ≥ 61) regarding SEE, SPS, and SIAS scores

From: Alexithymia, emotion processing and social anxiety in adults with ADHD

Test dimension TAS-20 total score < 61 (n = 56)1 TAS-20 total score ≥ = 61(n = 16)1 MANCOVA/ANCOVA2 F p η2
SEE    3.77 < 0.01 0.30
acceptance of own emotions 21.55 (3.98) 16.56 (4.76) 18.69 < 0.01 0.22
experience of being flooded with emotions 21.82 (6.66) 27.75 (5.48) 10.33 < 0.01 0.13
experience of lack of emotions 11.75 (4.2) 15.13 (3.86) 7.9 < 0.01 0.11
physical symbolization of emotions 25.35 (6.87) 26.94 (5.28) 0.8 0.37 0.01
imaginative symbolization of emotions 14.47 (6.02) 18.88 (5.14) 8.05 < 0.01 0.11
experience of emotion regulation 11.95 (2.87) 10.63 (4.06) 1.97 0.16 0.03
experience of self-control 17.78 (4.01) 15.31 (4.54) 4.48 0.04 0.06
SPS 18.35 (15.52) 26.19 (18.14) 2.71 0.11 0.04
SIAS 24.48 (15.19) 38.81 (17.86) 8.82 < 0.01 0.13
  1. 1Values are expressed as mean (SD); 2with methylphenidate and antidepressive medication as covariate; TAS = Toronto Alexithymiascale; MANCOVA = multivariate analysis of covariance; ANCOVA = analysis of covariance; SEE = skala zum Erleben von Emotionen (Experience of Emotions scale); SPS = social Phobia scale; SIAS = social Interaction Anxiety scale.