Table 1

Demographic and psychometric measures (n = 32)

mean (SD)

range

association with trait anxiety a


age (years)

24.9 (4.6)

20-37

-0.26 (0.159)

education (years)

16.1 (2.9)

12-22

0.07 (0.688)


trait anxiety b

39.3 (8.8)

25-55

depression c

5.0 (4.3)

0-16

0.59 (< 0.001)

anxiety sensitivity d

19.0 (8.1)

5-37

0.36 (0.042)

behavioral inhibition e

23.8 (5.3)

14-36

0.66 (< 0.001)

neuroticism f

9.5 (4.6)

2-20

0.74 (< 0.001)

extraversion g

11.3 (3.7)

5-19

-0.23 (0.209)


a using Pearson bivariate correlations, shown are r-values (p-values in brackets)

b according to the Spielberger State-Trait Anxiety Inventory (STAI), trait section

c according to the Beck Depression Inventory (BDI)

d according to the Anxiety Sensitivity Index 3 (ASI-3)

e according to the BIS subscale of the Action Regulating Emotional Systems (ARES) questionnaire

f according to the Eysenck Personality Inventory (EPI), neuroticism subscale

g according to the Eysenck Personality Inventory (EPI), extraversion subscale

Baur et al. BMC Neuroscience 2012 13:4   doi:10.1186/1471-2202-13-4

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