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Table 3 The impact of sex, ethnicity, and rs53576 OXTR polymorphism on individual aggression ratings

From: Oxytocin receptor gene polymorphism (rs53576) and digit ratio associates with aggression: comparison in seven ethnic groups

Predictor Dependent variable F (df) p (sig.) Partial eta2
Sex Physical aggression 51.78 (1) < 0.001 0.030
Verbal aggression 7.73 (1) 0.005 0.005
Anger 14.49 (1) < 0.001 0.009
Hostility 7.94 (1) 0.005 0.005
Ethnic group Physical aggression 53.48 (6) < 0.001 0.161
Verbal aggression 26.28 (6) < 0.001 0.086
Anger 80.83 (6) < 0.001 0.225
Hostility 42.48 (6) < 0.001 0.132
OXTR rs53576 Physical aggression 1.43 (2) 0.240 0.002
Verbal aggression 1.44 (2) 0.236 0.002
Anger 0.92 (2) 0.399 0.001
Hostility 1.77 (2) 0.171 0.002
Sex × ethnic group Physical aggression 6.12 (6) < 0.001 0.021
Verbal aggression 1.61 (6) 0.140 0.006
Anger 3.89 (6) 0.001 0.014
Hostility 2.45 (6) 0.023 0.009
OXTR rs53576 × sex Physical aggression 0.43 (2) 0.649 0.001
Verbal aggression 0.22 (2) 0.800 < 0.001
Anger 1.43 (2) 0.240 0.002
Hostility 3.06 (2) 0.047 0.004
OXTR rs53576 × ethnic group Physical aggression 0.90 (12) 0.547 0.006
Verbal aggression 0.92 (12) 0.521 0.007
Anger 2.50 (12) 0.003 0.018
Hostility 0.93 (12) 0.519 0.007
  1. MANOVA two-way analysis with the BPAQ scales ratings as dependent variables; ethnic group, sex, and OXTR gene polymorphism (rs53576) as independent factors; and the two-way interaction effects of these factors are presented
  2. F test statistics, df Degrees of freedom, p statistical significance, partial eta2 effect size