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Table 1 Differences between males and females in eating disorder behavior frequency and to reward and punishment

From: Reward and punishment sensitivity and disordered eating behaviors in men and women

  Females Males t(df)
M (SD) M (SD)
Objective Binge Eating Frequency (EDDS) (N = 248) 1.43 (2.21) 1.51 (2.32) 0.44 (247)
Compensatory Behavior Frequency (EDDS) (N = 255) 4.10 (6.35) 3.15 (7.42) 2.32 (254)**
Punishment Sensitivity (SPSRQ) N = 1020 12.74 (5.73) 10.84 (5.75) −4.84 (1018)**
Reward Sensitivity (SPSRQ) N = 1020 11.48 (4.75) 13.02 (5.20) 4.40 (1018)**
  1. **p < .01
  2. EDDS Eating Disorders Diagnostic Scale
  3. SPSRQ Sensitivity to Punishment/Sensitivity to Reward Questionnaire