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Table 2 Behavioral elements (frequencies/h) of UE- and SE-daughters during the social encounter week

From: Does the early social environment prepare individuals for the future? A match-mismatch experiment in female wild cavies

  UE-daughters SE-daughters Wilcoxon signed-rank test
W = p =
Social orientation behavior 0.5 [0 – 2.5] 0.75 [0 – 2.13] 16 0.833
Sociopositive behavior 0 [0 – 335.08] 0 [0 – 335.08]
Courtship & sexual behavior 0 [0 – 0.63] 0 [0 – 0.13] 4.5 0.586
Agonistic behavior 24.13 [17.75 – 45.25] 28.25 [17.38 – 47.13] 33 0.999
Play behavior 0.5 [0 – 10.63] 1.13 [0 – 6.13] 32.5 0.646
  1. Spontaneous behavior was merged from recorded videos on the first, second, fourth and last day of the social encounter week. UE-daughters: daughters whose mothers had lived in an unstable social environment during pregnancy and lactation; SE-daughters: daughters whose mothers had lived in a stable social environment during pregnancy and lactation. Values are given as medians; numbers in brackets give minimum and maximum values. Sociopositive behavior is given as duration (s/h); it was shown so rarely that it had to be excluded from statistical analysis. Statistics: Wilcoxon signed-rank test. NUE-daughters = NSE-daughters = 11