The mean Dissociative Experience Scale scores were 11.3 (SD=11.6) for women and 10.1 (SD=9.1) for men (t=0.84, df=230, p=0.40). The mean global severity index scores were 1.0 (SD=0.8) for women and 0.9 (SD=0.7) for men (t=0.90, df=230, p=0.37). For Temperament and Character Inventory dimensions, no significant gender differences were found with MANOVAs (Wilks’s lambda=0.95, F=1.85, df=7, 223, p=0.08).
In women, the Temperament and Character Inventory dimensions of self-transcendence (standardized regression coefficient beta=0.23, t=3.1, df=129, p=0.002), self-directedness (beta=–0.28, t=–2.5, df=129, p=0.013), and the global severity index scores (beta=0.48, t=4.8, df=129, p<0.001) were predictors for the Dissociative Experience Scale scores (F=10.53, df=8, 121, p<0.001). In men, scores for self-transcendence (beta=0.24, t=2.4, df=99, p=0.02), self-directedness (beta=–0.2, t=–1.7, df=99, p=0.09), and the global severity index (beta=0.44, t=3.6, df=99, p<0.005) predicted the Dissociative Experience Scale scores (F=8.57, df=8, 92, p<0.001). No temperament dimensions showed any significant predictive power. No correlation was observed between self-transcendence and self-directedness scores (r=0.04, N=208, p=0.52).