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Table 3 Aging Perception Questionnaire dimensions and socio-demographic characteristics: univariate analysis of scores

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
Age: 65 and older
Age        
Coefficient of correlation 0.30 0.28 −0.07 0.55 0.13 −0.18 −0.26
p <0.0001 <0.0001 0.15 <0.0001 0.0093 0.0003 <0.0001
Sex        
Female (n = 230) 2.96 3.02 3.22 3.53 2.44 3.83 3.08
Male (n = 164) 3.11 2.68 3.21 3.35 2.45 3.93 3.18
p 0.11 0.0026 0.97 0.091 0.93 0.18 0.22
Marital status        
Married (n = 236) 2.97 2.80 3.24 3.33 2.40 3.89 3.18
Single (n = 158) 3.10 3.00 3.18 3.66 2.51 3.85 3.04
p 0.19 0.77 0.53 0.0019 0.29 0.63 0.053
Level of education        
< Baccalauréat (314) 3.08 2.91 3.20 3.51 2.48 3.84 3.08
> = Baccalauréat (n = 66) 2.71 2.73 3.29 3.22 2.30 4.01 3.31
p 0.0050 0.22 0.37 0.039 0.18 0.081 0.023
Age: 55-64
Age        
Coefficient of correlation 0.03 −0.07 0.00 0.01 −0.05 −0.02 −0.07
p 0.61 0.28 0.99 0.87 0.43 0.80 0.28
Sex        
Female (n = 140) 2.27 2.59 3.44 2.45 2.48 4.18 3.48
Male (n = 122) 2.45 2.33 3.30 2.43 2.13 4.01 3.55
p 0.084 0.038 0.18 0.84 0.0033 0.013 0.41
Marital status        
Married (n = 206) 2.33 2.47 3.36 2.43 2.31 4.10 3.50
Single (n = 56) 2.42 2.46 3.44 2.46 2.35 4.11 3.56
p 0.46 0.92 0.50 0.84 0.79 0.82 0.52
Level of education        
< Baccalauréat (n = 177) 2.39 2.42 3.35 2.51 2.29 4.05 3.45
> = Baccalauréat (n = 78) 2.30 2.55 3.47 2.30 2.35 4.22 3.65
p 0.41 0.32 0.29 0.11 0.65 0.020 0.041