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Table 2 Comparison of specific social skills of men and women crack users, from the Social Skills Inventory

From: Social skills in crack users: differences between men and women

Social Skillsa Gender N Mean SD T P
Keeping up conversation with strangers Men 62 1.14 1.499 2.461 0.015*
Women 65 1.77 1.407
Participating in trivial conversationb Men 62 2.29 1.308 3.646 0.0001**
Women 65 1.47 1.238
Public presentation or lecture to an unknown publicb Men 62 1.46 1.308 3.264 0.001**
Women 65 2.39 1.603
Addressing a partner for sexual intercourse Men 62 2.43 1.457 2.468 0.015*
Women 65 1.77 1.541
Dealing with unfair criticism Men 62 3.05 1.430 2.038 0.044*
Women 65 2.53 1.411
Returning defective product to the store Men 62 3.55 .952 3.163 0.002**
Women 65 2.94 1.226
Asking questions to unknown peopleb Men 62 2.65 1.515 3.710 0.0001**
Women 65 1.68 1.423
Ending a telephone conversationb Men 62 1.11 1.501 2.021 0.045*
Women 65 1.65 1.494
Dealing with fair criticism Men 62 2.98 1.409 2.462 0.015*
Women 65 2.39 1.323
Greeting strangers Men 62 3.60 0.787 4.373 0.0001**
Women 65 2.77 1.273
Requesting help from friends Men 62 0.62 1.100 −7.503 0.0001**
Women 65 2.24 1.327
Negotiating the use of condomb Men 62 1.91 1.693 3.180 0.002**
Women 65 1.03 1.402
Keeping up a conversation in face-to-face contactb Men 62 3.00 1.468 4.835 0.0001**
Women 65 1.79 1.345
Asking a favor from colleaguesb Men 62 2.48 1.572 3.603 0.0001**
Women 65 1.55 1.327
Dealing with parent’s criticism and with offensive mockery or games Men 62 2.97 1.392 2.143 0.034*
Women 65 2.42 1.499
  1. *p value equal to the significant level of 0.05. **p value equal to significant level of 0.005
  2. Variables analyzed by t test:
  3. aContent assessed in the Social Skills Inventory items.
  4. bInverted items in the Inventory, the higher the score is, the lower the social skill is