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Table 2 Comparison of psychological tests in Applicants; values are medians (ranges)

From: Graduate entry to medicine: widening psychological diversity

Psychological Test Criterion 'School Leavers' (5-year course) n = 217 Graduate Entry (4-year course) n = 96
   Median Range Median Range
Goldberg Emotional Stability 47 18-63 48 30-58
  Agreeableness 54 18-63 54 37-63
  Intellect 52 34-63 52 40-63
  Surgency 48 22-61 49 22-60
  Conscientiousness 52 18-63 54 34-61*
PQA Moral Orientation (LibCom) 114 86-153 120 86-156***
  NACE - Narcissm 52 35-72 53 28-69
  Aloofness 47 30-67 46 32-64
  Confidence 70 42-92 72 49-87**
  Empathy 73 60-91 72 52-89
DASS Depression 13 9-35 12 9-29
  Anxiety 17 10-28 14 9-34***
  Stress 19 9-30 19 9-28
  1. Key:
  2. * p = < 0.05
  3. ** p = < 0.01
  4. *** p = < 0.0001