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Table 3 Correlational analyses

From: Quantifying compensatory strategies in adults with and without diagnosed autism

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Overall compensation (1).73***.59***.55***.57***
Shallow compensation (2) .13.16.28**
Deep compensation (3)  .13.18
Masking (4)   .15
Accommodation (5)    
Autistic traits.26**.41***.01.07.05
Highest education level.22*.25**.02.09.18*
Sex (1 = female, 0 = male)a− .04− .11.03.07− .10
Diagnosis (1 = diagnosed, 0 = non-diagnosed)a.21*.30**.13− .03.03
Age at diagnosisb.11.04− .08.19.22
  1. Highest education level was used as a proxy IQ measure. Greater scores reflect higher education level/greater autistic traits/more self-reported strategies. Analyses were computed using both raw and standardised strategy scores (see the “Methods” section). A similar pattern of results was found; therefore, analyses using raw scores are reported (see Additional file 1 for analyses using standardised scores). *p < .05, **p < .01, ***p < .001. aPoint-biserial correlations. bDiagnosed group only (n = 58)