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Table 1 Results of the meta-analyses for each depleting task

From: An updated meta-analysis of the ego depletion effect

IV k g Q I 2 (%) +k g
AE 13 0.31*** (0.16, 0.46) 12.54 4.35 1 0.33*** (0.19, 0.48)
AV 28 0.21** (0.08, 0.33) 56.84*** 51.84 4 0.13 (−0.02, 0.28)
CL 29 0.58*** (0.39, 0.72) 84.41*** 68.62 9 0.34** (0.13, 0.55)
EV 21 0.48*** (0.35, 0.62) 25.21 27.74 0 0.48*** (0.35, 0.62)
FT 6 0.63*** (0.29, 0.98) 14.44* 63.09 0 0.63*** (0.29, 0.98)
S 6 0.44*** (0.18, 0.69) 7.63 32.13 0 0.44*** (0.18, 0.69)
TS 17 0.53*** (0.29, 0.76) 43.64*** 66.33 5 0.31* (0.03, 0.59)
WM 6 −0.04 (−0.32, 0.25) 8.48 38.11 0 −0.04 (−0.32, 0.25)
Multi 10 0.20 (−0.16, 0.57) 38.49*** 77.66 0 0.20 (−0.16, 0.57)
  1. IV the depleting task, AE attention essay, AV attention video, CL crossing out letters, EV emotional video, FT food temptation, S stroop, TS thought suppression, WM working memory, Multi multiple depletions (i.e., more than one depleting task were included), k the number of effect sizes, g the weighted average standardized mean difference, Q Cochran’s Q statistic for statistical heterogeneity, I 2 percentage of variance due to sources other than sampling error, +k the number of experiments imputed by the trim and fill, g′ the (adjusted) estimation of the true effect after experiments have been imputed
  2. *p < .05, **p < .01, ***p < .001