Table 4.

Influence of trait rating difference on candidate choice for the NVMF and VMF groups, with the HC group as the reference

Full model [OR (95% CI)]
Group (vs HC)
NVMF0.77 (0.54, 1.10)
VMF1.04 (0.81, 1.35)
Competence rating difference1.16 (1.09, 1.24)***
NVMF × competence rating difference1.01 (0.87, 1.17)
VMF × competence rating difference0.90 (0.81, 1.00)*
Attractiveness rating difference1.27 (1.18, 1.37)***
NVMF × attractiveness rating difference0.94 (0.82, 1.07)
VMF × attractiveness rating difference0.93 (0.81, 1.07)
Constant0.93 (0.82, 1.06)
Number of observations2 321
  • HCs were significantly more likely to choose the candidate they perceived as more competent or attractive, as indicated by ORs significantly >1 for “Competence rating difference” and “Attractiveness rating difference.” VMF patients were significantly less likely than HCs to choose the candidate they perceived as more competent, as indicated by ORs <1 for “VMF × competence rating difference.” VMF patients were as likely as HCs to choose based on difference in perceived attractiveness, as indicated by ORs not different from 1 for “VMF × Attractiveness rating difference.”

  • * p < 0.05,

  • *** p < 0.001.