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Table 2 Dimensions of study-related behaviour and experience patterns at baseline

From: Health-promoting factors in medical students and students of science, technology, engineering, and mathematics: design and baseline results of a comparative longitudinal study

Dimension Medical students STEM students   
Mean SD Mean SD t-Value p-value
Subjective significance of work 12.05 3.06 11.47 3.19 -2.68 <0.01
Career ambition 15.31 2.71 14.56 3.00 -3.79 <0.01
Tendency to exert 12.45 2.98 11.23 3.33 -5.66 <0.01
Striving for perfection 14.89 2.99 13.78 3.13 -5.24 <0.01
Emotional distancing 12.95 2.56 13.52 2.75 3.14 <0.01
Resignation tendencies 11.80 3.20 11.43 3.26 -1.66 0.10
Offensive coping with problems 13.72 2.70 12.79 2.77 -4.97 <0.01
Balance and mental stability 13.34 3.09 13.63 3.27 1.34 0.18
Satisfaction with work 17.07 2.74 15.15 2.96 -9.86 <0.01
Satisfaction with life 17.36 2.62 15.94 2.70 -7.71 <0.01
Experience and social support 18.05 2.17 17.40 2.81 -3.90 <0.01