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Table 1 Movie for the Assessment of Social Cognition scale scores: Descriptive statistics and group comparisons between BPD adolescents, and non-BPD adolescents and community-dwelling adolescents, respectively

From: Hypermentalizing as a marker of borderline personality disorder in Italian adolescents: a cross-cultural replication of Sharp and colleagues’ (2011) findings

  Adolescent Inpatients (n = 58) BPD Adolescent Inpatients (n = 20) Non-BPD Adolescent Inpatients (n = 38)   Community-Dwelling Adolescents1 (N = 373)  
MASC Scales M SD M SD M SD U rank rpb M SD t(391) d
Hypermentalizing 11.26 4.03 13.10 4.27 10.29 3.59 229.50* .40 10.01 3.19 4.31*** 0.99
Hypomentalizing 4.83 2.62 4.15 2.11 5.18 2.81 282.00 .26 3.94 2.26 0.41 0.09
No Mentalizing 3.36 2.55 2.95 2.52 3.58 2.56 314.50 .17 3.02 2.27 −0.14 −0.03
Total number of Correct Responses 25.59 5.17 24.80 4.99 26.00 5.28 302.50 .20 28.08 4.47 −3.27** −0.75
  1. Note. 1: From Fossati and colleagues’ (2017) validation study of the MASC in Italy, MASC Movie for the Assessment of Social Cognition, BPD Borderline personality disorder; rank rpb: rank point-biserial r coefficient; d: Cohen’s d coefficient
  2. *p < .05; **p < .01; ***p < .001