Table 1 Descriptive statistics of the study sample and all included variables.

From: Genetic architecture of Environmental Sensitivity reflects multiple heritable components: a twin study with adolescents

 SampleMean (SD)Bivariate correlations
MaleFemaleHSCEOEAESLSTNOCE
ES286845.16 (10.95)49.23 (10.86)        
EOE286817.77 (6.57)19.55 (6.56)0.88**       
AES286820.30 (4.21)21.11 (3.57)0.58**0.27**      
LST28687.10 (3.70)8.61 (4.00)0.73**0.52**0.17**     
Neuroticism115614.97 (4.20)16.42 (4.17)0.33**0.39**−0.020.24**    
Openness115421.21 (3.90)21.53 (3.57)0.06−0.020.19**0.01−0.02   
Conscientiousness115021.81 (3.73)22.68 (3.96)−0.05−0.13**0.14**−0.03−0.16**0.17**  
Extraversion115421.53 (4.32)21.45 (3.89)−0.18**−0.24**0.13**−0.21**−0.38**0.27**0.29** 
Agreeableness115221.18 (3.89)22.31 (4.02)0.01−0.040.070.04−0.19**0.22**0.35**0.24**
  1. Means and bivariate correlations represent the data from a sample of one randomly selected twin from each pair, to ensure data is not influenced by family relatedness. Bivariate correlations represent variables corrected for age and sex.
  2. ES Environmental Sensitivity − total score, EOE ease of excitation, AES aesthetic sensitivity, LST low sensory threshold, SD standard deviation, N neuroticism, O openness, C conscientiousness, E extraversion.
  3. *p < 0.01; **p < 0.001.