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Statistical Details for the AQ Profile

Scale Score Statistics (N=1,743)
Scale Control Ownership Reach Endurance Adversity Quotient
Mean 39.8 42.0 32.1 36.6 150.5
Standard Deviation 6.03 6.59 5.98 5.47 17.97
Minimum 15 11 11 18 96
Maximum 50 50 50 50 200
Scale Scores Corresponding to Selected Percentile Rankings (N=1,743)
Percentile Ranking Control Ownership Reach Endurance Adversity Quotient
5 29 29 23 28 122
10 32 33 25 30 127
15 34 35 26 31 131
20 35 37 27 32 135
25 36 39 28 33 138
30 37 40 29 34 140
35 38 41 30 34 142
40 39 41 30 35 145
45 39 42 31 36 147
50 40 43 32 37 150
55 41 44 32 37 152
60 42 45 33 38 155
65 42 46 34 39 157
70 43 46 35 39 160
75 44 47 36 40 164
80 45 48 37 41 166
85 46 49 39 42 170
90 48 49 40 44 175
95 50 50 46 46 181
Scale Score Statistics by Gender
Scale Mean Standard Deviation Mean Standard Deviation Mean Difference Effect Size
  Female (N=970) Male (N=772)    
C 39.3 6.25 40.5 5.68 1.2** 0.14
O 41.9 6.73 42.3 6.40 0.4 0.04
R 31.4 5.84 33.1 6.02 1.7** 0.21
E 36.0 5.41 37.3 5.48 1.3** 0.17
AQ 148.5 17.98 153.1 17.63 1.8** 0.07

**P < 0.01

Correlations between AQ Scale Scores and Age (N=1,125)
  Control Ownership Reach Endurance Adversity Quotient
Correlation 0.110** 0.125** 0.128** 0.034 0.135**

**P < 0.01

Reliability Estimates (alpha)
Scale Control Ownership Reach Endurance Adversity Quotient
alpha 0.82 0.83 0.84 0.80 0.91
Intercorrelations of Scale Scores (N=1,743)
  Control Ownership Reach Endurance Adversity Quotient
Control 1.000        
Ownership 0.494 1.000      
Reach 0.313 0.275 1.000    
Endurance 0.349 0.323 0.724 1.000  
Adversity Quotient 0.727 0.723 0.760 0.781 1.000

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