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Table 2 Descriptive statistics of the Aging Perception Questionnaire dimensions among respondents aged 65 or over (N = 394) and under 65 (N = 262)

From: The validation of a French-language version of the Aging Perceptions Questionnaire (APQ) and its extension to a population aged 55 and over

  Timeline chronic Timeline cyclical Consequences positive Consequences negative Emotional representations Control positive Control negative
Results McGee 2007 (age ≥65 yrs, n = 2033)
Mean 2.90 2.70 3.70 3.40 2.40 3.80 2.65
Sd 0.87 0.82 0.59 0.74 0.74 0.54 0.71
Results this study 2011 (age ≥65 yrs, n = 394)
N 391 389 389 393 391 391 392
Mean 3.02 2.88 3.22 3.46 2.45 3.87 3.12
Sd 0.97 1.09 0.81 1.04 0.94 0.72 0.74
α 0.80 0.86 0.63 0.83 0.76 0.70 0.52
Results this study 2011 (age <65 yrs, n = 262)
N 262 262* 262 262 262 262 262
Mean 2.35 2.47 3.37 2.44 2.31 4.10 3.51
Sd 0.82 1.01 0.84 0.93 0.97 0.55 0.70
α 0.77 0.88 0.75 0.82 0.88 0.62 0.59
p (age ≥65 yrs vs. age <65 yrs) <0.0001 <0.0001 0.018 <0.0001 0.095 <0.0001 <0.0001