Table 1

Univariate personality trait differences between nonattempters, one-time and repeated suicide attempters

Nonattempters (NSA)

One-time Attempters (SA)

Repeated Attempters (RSA)


Mean

SD

Mean

SD

Mean

SD


Emotional Dysregulation

-.07b***

.98

.18c***

.95

1.07b***c***

1.08

Dissocial Behavior

-.03b**

.99

.23

1.10

.58b**

1.27

Inhibition

-.01

.97

-.10

1.15

.07

1.12

Compulsivity

-.01a&

1.01

-.30a&c&

.94

.19c&

.94

Affective instability

40.33a***b***

11.85

46.45a***c**

12.08

55.00b***c**

12.11

Compulsivity

49.65

11.00

47.93

11.08

53.60

9.81

Conduct problems

26.81a**b***

8.51

30.83a**

10.33

33.53b***

10.72

Submissiveness

35.94b**

9.89

35.89c**

9.67

42.87b**c**

8.88

Cognitive distortion

28.39b***

9.20

29.97c***

9.00

41.20b***c***

13.18

Identity problems

29.21a*b***

11.02

32.76a*

11.97c**

40.40 b***c**

15.49

Stimulus seeking

45.15

11.72

47.87

11.57

50.47

11.10

Callousness

31.14b*

8.80

32.54

10.95

36.07b*

12.85

Rejection

44.14

10.48

42.95

10.44

46.93

11.84

Insecure attachment

39.87b***

13.62

43.15c***

15.07

54.80b***c***

11.88

Anxiousness

37.60b***

12.63

39.33c***

12.04

51.33b***c***

14.13

Suspiciousness

28.35b***

8.81

29.24 c***

9.32

36.20b***c***

11.31

Social avoidance

35.39b*

11.99

36.67

13.01

41.00b*

11.59

Narcissism

45.59b*

12.09

47.16

12.48

51.73 b*

12.85

Restricted expression

37.97

10.52

36.41

11.32

39.77

10.13

Passive aggressivity

33.21a*b**

9.79

36.29a*

11.17

39.33b**

12.79

Intimacy problems

27.89

8.71

28.72

10.41

30.27

9.97


Notes: Procedure: Scheffe multiple comparison test; SD = standard deviation;&= statistical trend,* .05–.01; ** .01 to.001, inclusive; ***.0005; Statistically significant differences between a NSA and SA,b NSA and RSA, and c SA and RSA groups.

Brezo et al. BMC Psychiatry 2008 8:15   doi:10.1186/1471-244X-8-15

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