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Table 3 Comparison of CTQ total score and subscales scores between the adult prisoners and college students of 2005

From: Prevalence and associated factors of alexithymia among adult prisoners in China: a cross-sectional study

  Emotional abuse Physical abuse Sexual abuse Emotional neglect Physical neglect CTQ TOTAL
Samples of adult prisoners (N = 1705) 7.99 ± 3.32 7.28 ± 3.41 6.80 ± 3.13 11.84 ± 5.23 9.41 ± 3.78 43.33 ± 14.38
The adult norm of 2005a (N = 593) 6.54 ± 2.11 5.69 ± 1.73 5.58 ± 1.37 9.65 ± 4.06 8.43 ± 2.60 35.89 ± 8.25
t b   18.02*** 19.27*** 16.09*** 17.29*** 10.78*** 21.34***
  1. * p < 0.05 ** p < 0.01 *** p < 0.001
  2. bComparison of CTQ total score and subscales scores between the adult prisoners and the adult norm of 2005
  3. aFor the data source, see reference [91] (Initial reliability and validity of childhood trauma questionnaire applied in Chinese college students)