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Table 4 Negative thoughts (PTCI), means, SD, statistics, and effect sizes (N = 34)

From: The contribution of personal and seniority variables to the presence of stress symptoms among Israeli UAV operators

Variables Negative thoughts—total Negative thoughts about the self Negative thoughts about the world Self-blaming
n M SD p value1 n M SD p value1 n M SD p value1 n M SD p value1
Total 34 55.44 20.10 34 28.296 9.45 34 18.21 9.91 34 8.94 5.58
Gender
 Male 28 53.93 18.90   28 27.21 8.60   28 17.64 9.38   28 9.07 5.99  
 Female 4 60.75 27.86 .797 4 33.25 13.50 .818 4 18.75 12.58 .977 4 8.75 4.27 .660
Age
 ≤25 years 15 50.33 14.13   15 25.47 4.17   15 16.33 7.84   15 8.53 5.87  
 >25 years 15 60.87 24.61 .289 15 31.33 12.79 .203 15 20.87 12.07 .439 15 8.67 4.97 .543
Family status
 Single 26 55.04 20.41   26 28.0 9.88   26 18.12 9.89   26 8.92 6.06  
 Married 8 56.75 20.36 .951 8 29.25 8.46 .790 8 18.50 10.65 .984 8 9.00 3.96 .509
Seniority
 ≤36 months 8 51.25 14.79   8 26.38 5.37   8 18.38 9.62   8 6.50 1.41  
 >36 months 26 56.73 21.56 .542 26 28.89 10.41 .683 26 18.15 10.18 .902 26 9.69 6.17 .135
Actual combat experience
 No 6 51.00 13.96   6 27.0 5.73   6 16.67 7.741   6 7.33 3.27  
 Yes 28 56.39 21.27 .556 28 28.57 10.13 .820 s 28 18.54 10.41 .909 28 9.29 5.95 .378
  1. 1Mann–Whitney test