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Table 3 Comparison of factor and depressive symptom scores in the study sample according to the four family interactions types

From: Comparison of children's self-reports of depressive symptoms among different family interaction types in northern Taiwan

  Means of Factor Scores and Depressive Symptom Scores   
Factors Cluster 1 Supervised group (n = 709) (29.66%) Cluster 2 Disciplined group (n = 324) (13.56%) Cluster 3 Nurtured group (n = 979) (40.96%) Cluster 4 Conflict group (n = 378) (15.82%) F value Scheffe's test
Supporting activities -0.8974 -0.1913 0.7472 -0.0513 708.48*** 3 > (2,4) > 1
Psychological control 0.0587 0.6512 -0.3404 0.2035 101.60*** 2 > (1,4) > 3
Parental discipline -0.4312 1.7356 -0.1528 -0.2821 756.54*** 2 > 3 > 4 > 1
Behavioral supervision 0.2130 -0.1448 0.0813 -0.4454 42.69*** (1,3) > 2 > 4
Family conflict -0.3735 -0.2199 -0.2810 1.6387 815.80*** 4 > (1,2,3)
Depressive symptom score 10.56 11.94 9.61 11.79 113.297*** (2,4) > 1 > 3
  1. ***: p < 0.001
  2. Note 1: The lowest F value was calculated from the natural logarithm of the depressive symptom score.
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