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Research Article

Factor Structure of Social Cognition in Schizophrenia: Is Empathy Preserved?

Table 6

Correlations between neurocognition, social capacity, quality of life, and emotional problem solving with the factors.

Social cognitive factorsPatients and healthy controls combinedPatientsHealthy controls

Neurocognitive (MCCB)
 Interpersonal Discomfort −0.421**0.011−0.198ns
 Basic Social Cognition 0.591** 0.431* 0.659**ns
Quality of Life (QLS)
 Interpersonal Discomfort −0.568**−0.045 −0.588**<0.05
 Basic Social Cognition 0.369**−0.0310.256ns
Functional capacity (SSPA)
 Interpersonal Discomfort −0.407**0.037 −0.553**<0.05
 Basic Social Cognition 0.503** 0.411*0.195ns
Emotional problem solving (MSCEIT-ME)
 Interpersonal Discomfort −0.293*0.044−0.319ns
 Basic Social Cognition0.210.066−0.013ns
 Empathy 0.572** 0.565** 0.613**ns

Correlation is significant at the 0.01 level (2-tailed).
*Correlation is significant at the 0.05 level (2-tailed).
Difference between patients’ and healthy controls’ correlation by using Fisher r-to-z transformation.
Note: MCCB: MATRICS Consensus Cognitive Battery; QLS: Quality of Life; SSPA: Social Skills Performance Assessment; MSCEIT-ME: Mayer-Salovey-Caruso Emotional Intelligence Test-Managing Emotions Branch.

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