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Table 2 Gender differences between unemployed males and females in the use of different cognitive emotion regulation strategies and SF-12 scores: Means, Standard Deviations and F-test

From: Health-related quality of life and cognitive emotion regulation strategies in the unemployed: a cross-sectional survey

  Total Female Male  
N = 1125 N = 619 N = 506
  M(SD) M(SD) M(SD) p
Self-blame 2.31(.87) 2.24(.87) 2.39(.86) .00
Acceptance 3.00(.88) 2.98(.89) 3.03(.87) .34
Rumination 2.82(.90) 2.80(.86) 2.85(.95) .35
Positive Refocusing 3.17(.95) 3.20(.95) 3.13(.96) .19
Refocus on Planning 3.42(.90) 3.44(.89) 3.40(.93) .38
Positive Reappraisal 3.29(.99) 3.34(.98) 3.24(1.00) .12
Putting into Perspective 3.33(.92) 3.38(.91) 3.27(.94) .04
Catastrophizing 2.28(.92) 2.18(.90) 2.40(.93) .00
Other-blame 2.57(1.11) 2.47(1.13) 2.70(1.07) .00
Mental Composite Summary 46,33(10.79) 45.49(10.99) 47.35(10.47) .00
Physical Composite Summary 51,36(7.83) 50.97(8.09) 51.84(7.49) .06