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Table 1 Sociodemographic information of the participants across the groups

From: The detrimental impacts of negative age stereotypes on the episodic memory of older adults: does social participation moderate the effects?

  Experimental group
(n = 53)
Control Group
(n = 52)
Statistics
Percentage Mean (SD) Percentage Mean
(SD)
t χ2 df p
Age   65.40 (3.10) (range: 61–71)   65.15 (2.55) (range: 56–71) −.44 / 103 .66
Sex (Male) 50.9%   48.1%   / .09 1 .77
Education (in years)   12.96 (2.67)   13.46 (2.85) .93 / 103 .36
Marriage (Married) 69.8%   78.8%   / 1.12 1 .29
Income ($)      / 6.47 3 .09
 < 6000 47.2%   34.6%      
 6000–14,999 34%   26.9%      
 15,000–24,999 7.5%   25.0%      
 25,000 or above 11.3%   13.5%      
Job status      / 1.23 1 .27
 Retired 83%   90.4%      
 Unemployed or with a part-time job 17%   9.6%      
Expenditure (out of 5)   3.19 (.86)   3.42 (.70) 1.54 / 103 .13
Self-rated health (out of 5)   3.11 (.78)   2.87 (.93) −1.48 / 103 .14
Social participation (out of 5)   2.48 (.70)   2.65 (.64) 1.31 / 103 .19
MoCA score   27.30 (1.34)   27.81 (1.55) 1.79 / 103 .08