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Table. 3.

The differences in variables by general characteristic of participants M (SD)

Category Adult attachment OHIP-14

Attachment anxiety Attachment avoidance
Gender
Man 2.44 (0.58) 2.67 (0.54) 1.64 (0.60)
Female 2.69 (0.58) 2.63 (0.50) 1.72 (0.53)
t ―5.05*** 0.92 ―2.04*
Age
≤20 2.70 (0.61)b 2.58 (0.48) 1.74 (0.53)ab
21-23 2.56 (0.57)a 2.66 (0.53) 1.64 (0.55)a
≥24 2.47 (0.59)a 2.70 (0.52) 1.77 (0.62)b
F 5.61** 2.15 3.01*
Level of life
The best 2.50 (0.62)a 2.58 (0.51) 1.65 (0.54)
Better 2.58 (0.56)ab 2.65 (0.51) 1.70 (0.58)
Good 2.69 (0.62)b 0.60 (0.53) 1.74 (0.56)
F 3.31* 2.31 0.93
Residence
Self-help 2.61 (0.60) 2.69 (0.54) 1.67 (0.56)
With family 2.54 (0.59) 2.60 (0.51) 1.74 (0.57)
The others 2.74 (0.45) 2.72 (0.65) 1.76 (0.61)
F 1.12 2.21 1.12
Number of sibling
1 2.56 (0.62) 2.67 (0.52) 2.30 (0.47)
2 2.58 (0.58) 2.65 (0.52) 2.27 (0.51)
≥3 2.59 (0.63) 2.63 (0.51) 2.33 (0.53)
F 0.04 0.09 1.57
Past dating experience
Never 2.78 (0.60)b 2.78 (0.49)b 1.74 (0.58)
1-2 2.58 (0.62)a 2.67 (0.55)ab 1.66 (0.53)
≥3 2.48 (0.54)a 2.56 (0.48)a 1.72 (0.59)
F 8.93*** 6.58** 0.96
Current dating duration
Never 2.61 (0.60) 2.66 (0.51) 1.70 (0.58)
<1 yr 2.58 (0.63) 2.60 (0.55) 1.67 (0.52)
≥1 yr 2.49 (0.53) 2.66 (0.52) 1.71 (0.59)
F 1.94 0.63 0.20

Ducan test: a)low<b)high. *P<.05, **P<.01, ***P<.001.

J Korean Acad Oral Health 2020;44:222~227 https://doi.org/10.11149/jkaoh.2020.44.4.222
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