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Table 3 Means (Standard Deviations) for mood management and behavioural preoccupation, shown by sex and grade

From: Development of the Adolescent Preoccupation with Screens Scale

Grade Sex Mood managament Behavioural preoccupation
Grade 5 Boys 1.95 (0.90)a 1.82 (0.72)d
Girls 1.53 (0.72)a 1.62 (0.70)d
  Overall 1.75 (0.84) 1.72 (0.72)
Grade 7 Boys 1.65 (0.74)b 1.80 (0.70)e
Girls 1.74 (0.90)b 2.03 (0.85)e
  Overall 1.69 (0.82) 1.90 (0.78)
Grade 9 Boys 1.64 (0.74)c 1.94 (0.67)f
Girls 1.75 (0.83)c 2.25 (0.79)f
  Overall 1.69 (0.78) 2.09 (0.75)
  1. a,d,e,fSignificantly different (p < .017)
  2. b,cNot significantly different (p > .017)
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