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Table 6 Statistical analysis of gender-specific differences in the self-perception rating of communication skills

From: Communication skills of medical students during the OSCE: Gender-specific differences in a longitudinal trend study

  Male (n = 410) Female (n = 617) Difference 95%-CI p-value (α = 0.05)
Mean SD Mean SD  
Empathy 4.25 1.13 4.46 1.16 −0.21 −0.35; −0.07 0.0039
Structure 4.37 1.14 4.39 1.13 −0.02 −0.16; −0.12 0.7641
Verbal expression 4.40 1.21 4.42 1.18 −0.02 −0.17; 0.13 0.7864
Non-verbal expression 4.06 1.13 4.15 1.13 −0.09 −0.23; 0.05 0.2309