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Table 3 Comparison of psychological tests in Entrants; values are medians (ranges)

From: Graduate entry to medicine: widening psychological diversity

Psychological Test Criterion 'School Leavers' (5-year course) n = 213 Graduate Entry (4-year course) n = 32
   Median Range Median Range
Goldberg Emotional Stability 47 15-61 46 32-58
  Agreeableness 53 35-63 50 36-60***
  Intellect 50 34-63 48 37-61
  Surgency 48 24-61 48 26-56
  Conscientiousness 51 34-63 47 33-60***
PQA Moral Orientation (LibCom) 115 86-143 117 89-134
  NACE - Narcissm 53 33-76 54 43-66
  Aloofness 47 28-67 51 33-66*
  Confidence 67 45-87 68 51-80
  Empathy 74 58-93 71 51-86*
DASS Depression 13 9-33 13 9-26
  Anxiety 18 9-31 14 9-25**
  Stress 21 11-33 21 13-33
  1. Key:
  2. * p = < 0.05
  3. ** p = < 0.01
  4. *** p = < 0.0001