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Table 1 Self-assessment (OSISCS) and observed communication skills (ACIR) - T1 and T2 - females, males and total sample

From: Do medical students and young physicians assess reliably their self-efficacy regarding communication skills? A prospective study from end of medical school until end of internship

  Female (n = 43)
Mean SD
Male (n = 19)
Mean SD
Total sample (n = 62)
Mean SD
Female vs. male
df t p
T1
 OSISCS Total 3.42 + 0.31 3.67 + 0.45 3.50 + 0.37 59 2.53*  
 ACIR 3.12 + 0.70 3.01 + 0.80 3.08 + −.72 60 .53n.s.  
 Pearson’s r
 OSISCS/ACIR
.032, n.s. −.186 n.s. −.082 n.s.    
T2a
 OSISCS Total 3.55 + 0.46 n.s. 3.70 + 0.40 n.s. 3.60 + 0.49 n.s. 60 .64 n.s.  
 ACIR 3.67 + 0.67 *** 3.27 + 0.60 3.55 + 0.67 *** 60 2.26* 60 2.26*  
 Pearson’s r
 OSISCS/ACIR
−.327* −.291 n.s. −. 34 **    
  1. n.s. not significant, *p < .05, **p < .01, ***p < .001
  2. aDegree of statistical significance with t-test scores from T1 and T2 in both gender groups separately and in the total sample (vertical) is indicated after the value at T2