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Table 3 Personality traits of medical and STEM students

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

Trait Medical students STEM students   
Mean SD Mean SD t-value p-value
Neuroticism 18.71 7.65 19.76 7.42 2.01 0.04
Extraversion 30.63 6.14 28.10 6.69 -5.67 <0.01
Openness to experience 32.15 6.13 30.79 6.05 -3.25 <0.01
Agreeableness 34.37 5.47 32.31 5.78 -5.28 <0.01
Conscientiousness 33.85 5.63 30.97 6.73 -6.85 <0.01