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Table 3 Means (Standard Deviations) for Adult Attachment Scores, Attachment Fears, and Affect Dysregulation by Diagnostic Group with post-hoc comparisons

From: Adult attachment and emotion dysregulation in borderline personality and somatoform disorders

Group N Secure Fearful Dismissive Preoccupied Fear of Abandonment Fear of Closeness Under-regulation of affect Over-regulation of affect
BPD
  119 2.36a 3.84c 3.56c 3.22c 3.20c 3.51c 8.29c 77.06c
  (.63) (.78) (.70) (.85) (.68) (.81) (1.84) (17.89)
SoD
  159 2.65b 3.23a 3.59c 2.74b 2.56a 3.04a 6.64b 72.63b
  (.63) (.90) (.67) (.78) (.73) (.79) (2.02) (17.54)
BPD + SoD
  129 2.29a 4.00c 3.73c 3.12c 3.10c 3.58c 8.44c 79.26c
  (.61) (.66) (.62) (.87) (.71) (.72) (1.83) (17.90)
PC
  62 3.10c 3.41b 3.19b 2.74b 2.68b 3.26b 7.19b 70.70b
  (.81) (.78) (.77) (.67) (.61) (.80) (2.30) (19.55)
  1. Note: BPD, borderline personality disorder; SoD, somatoform disorder; BPD + SoD, borderline personality disorder and somatoform disorder; PC, psychiatric comparison group. Groups with different superscripts differed p < .05 on post hoc comparisons with PC as reference group.