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Table 9 statistical analysis of the gender-specific differences in the external perception

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

  Male (n = 2884) Female (n = 4763) Difference 95%-CI p-value (α = 0,05)
Mean SD Mean SD  
Empathy 4.22 0.75 4.3 0.71 −0.08 −0.1138; −0.0465 <0.0001
Structure 4.10 0.85 4.15 0.79 −0.05 −0.0878; −0.0127 0.0085
Verbal expression 4.25 0.8 4.33 0.75 −0.08 −0.1186; −0.0471 <0.0001
Non-verbal expression 4.15 0.83 4.23 0.78 −0.08 −0.1137; −0.0397 <0.0001