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Table 2 Analysis of variance of the group differences in the dimensions of perfectionism

From: Is perfect good? – Dimensions of perfectionism in newly admitted medical students

Group ANOVA
  High school degree HAM-Nat HAM-Int Waiting period Others F h2 d.f.
  (M ± SD) (M ± SD) (M ± SD) (M ± SD) (M ± SD)    
MPS-H
    SOP 53.55 ± 10.03a 51.24 ± 9.91 49.48 ± 9.24 46.54 ± 10.99 49.12 ± 9.69 3.52* .05 (4, 288)
    OOP 42.61 ± 9.40 42.17 ± 11.63 42.14 ± 10.60 41.04 ± 9.12 49.00 ± 9.98b,c 3.32* .04 (4, 288)
    SPP 39.12 ± 11.95 38.60 ± 10.10 36.32 ± 9.82 40.54 ± 9.79 40.50 ± 9.04 1.52 .02 (4, 288)
MPS-F
    CM 24.18 ± 7.13 23.18 ± 7.11 21.28 ± 6.97 21.70 ± 7.55 21.00 ± 7.46 1.88 .03 (4, 292)
    PS 30.67 ± 4.17d 29.25 ± 5.39 28.73 ± 4.72 26.29 ± 4.88 27.69 ± 6.39 5.70* .07 (4, 292)
    PE 12.68 ± 5.26 12.62 ± 4.38 11.73 ± 4.97 11.72 ± 3.45 12.42 ± 5.88 0.62 .01 (4, 293)
    PC 6.88 ± 3.42 7.45 ± 3.09 6.89 ± 3.33 7.80 ± 3.52 7.88 ± 4.19 0.98 .01 (4, 293)
    DA 10.68 ± 3.57 11.04 ± 3.09 11.01 ± 3.55 10.84 ± 3.13 10.88 ± 4.33 0.11 .00 (4, 291)
    O 29.00 ± 4.84 27.20 ± 5.21 27.48 ± 4.66 27.92 ± 4.75 27.79 ± 6.39 1.10 .02 (4, 291)
CM         
    AP 0.68 ± 1.66e 0.24 ± 1.83f - 0.06 ± 1.67 - 0.86 ± 1.76 - 0.26 ± 1.82 5.56** .07 (4, 289)
    MP 0.22 ± 2.40 0.21 ± 2.25 - 0.33 ± 2.50 - 0.19 ± 2.47 - 0.06 ± 2.90 0.65 .01 (4, 288)
  1. Notes: MPS-H multidimensional perfectionism scale by Hewitt and Flett, SOP self-oriented perfectionism, OOP other-oriented perfectionism, SPP socially prescribed perfectionism, MPS-F multidimensional perfectionism scale by Frost et al., CM concern over mistakes, PS personal standards, PE parental expectations, PC parental criticism, DA doubts about action, O organization, AP adaptive perfectionism, MP maladaptive perfectionism, d.f. degrees of freedom. The reported MPS-F scores are transformed standardized t-scores. * = p < 0.05; ** = p < .001. a = High school degree vs. waiting period: p = .01; b = Others vs. HAM-Nat: p = .02; c = Others vs. HAM-Int: p = .03; d = High school degree vs. waiting period: p < .001; High school degree vs. waiting period: p < .001; f = HAM-Nat vs. waiting period: p = .004