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Table 3 Mean scores and internal consistency of Emotional Contagion Scale (ECS)

From: Adaptation of the Emotional Contagion Scale (ECS) and gender differences within the Greek cultural context

   Total (n = 691) Males (n = 312) Females (n = 379)  
Scales No. of items M SD M SD M SD Cronbach α
Full ECS 12 3.31 0.55 3.12 0.55 3.46** 0.50 0.74
Love 3 3.86 0.86 3.65 0.90 4.04** 0.79 0.76
Happiness 3 3.82 0.78 3.68 0.82 3.94** 0.73 0.64
Sadness 3 2.87 0.83 2.47 0.74 3.19** 0.77 0.61
Anger 3 2.68 0.79 2.69 0.79 2.67 0.79 0.53
  1. Mean scores for the females significantly larger than the mean scores for the males by * p < 0.05, ** p < 0.01