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Table 2 FQ scores for child by gender and diagnosis, total FQ scores for parents by child’s gender and diagnosis, and differences in scores between parent and child for FQ score by child’s gender and diagnosis

From: Gender differences in emotionality and sociability in children with autism spectrum disorders

    FQ score
Child gender Diagnosis n Mean SD
Children     
Male ASD 25 61.48 15.64
  TD 26 74.76 12.15
  Total 51 68.25 15.37
Female ASD 25 76.76 13.97
  TD 25 84.84 9.91
  Total 50 80.80 12.66
Total ASD 50 69.12 15.58
  TD 51 79.70 2.12
  Total 101 74.45 15.38
Parents     
Male ASD 25 43.04 19.25
  TD 26 68.58 11.19
  Total 51 56.06 20.16
Female ASD 25 54.84 20.06
  TD 25 75.84 15.98
  Total 50 65.34 20.85
Total ASD 50 48.94 20.35
  TD 51 72.14 14.10
  Total 101 60.65 20.93
Diagnosis Child gender   Mean SD
ASD Male 25 −18.44 18.28
  Female 25 −21.92 21.45
  Total 50 −20.18 19.80
TD Male 26 −6.19 17.34
  Female 25 −9.00 16.32
  Total 51 −7.57 16.74
  1. ASD, autism spectrum disorder; FQ, friendship questionnaire; TD, typically developing.