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Table 4 Empathy scores in priests and the controls

From: Distinct transcriptional and metabolic profiles associated with empathy in Buddhist priests: a pilot study

Psychology Priests (n = 10) Control (n = 10) P value r
Sharing positive emotions with others 22.0 (18.0–24.0) 18.0 (15.0–20.0) 0.018 − 0.521
Good feeling for others’ positive emotions 22.0 (19.8–25.0) 20.0 (17.8–21.0) 0.029 − 0.487
Sharing negative emotions with others 18.5 (17.8–20.3) 16.0 (13.8–19.0) 0.039 − 0.462
Sympathy for others’ negative emotions 20.5 (19.5–23.5) 20.0 (18.8–20.0) 0.118 − 0.368
Sensibility about others’ emotions 22.0 (20.0–25.0) 18.5 (17.0–23.0) 0.042 0.455
Perspective taking 20.5 (18.5–25.0) 19.0 (17.3–20.0) 0.106 0.368
  1. Values are expressed as median and interquartile range (25–75th percentile). A P value < 0.05 is statistically significant by Mann–Whitney U test. Cohen’s guidelines for the effect sizes (r) for Mann–Whitney U test are that a large effect is 0.5, a medium effect is 0.3, and small effect is 0.1 [28]