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Table 5 Mean scores of TEIQue-SF, JSPE and NEO-FFI in gender and gender comparison and Cronbach α

From: Associations between emotional intelligence, empathy and personality in Japanese medical students

n = 357 α value in this study α value in original English Male (SD) n = 265 Female (SD) n = 92 t value df p value Effect sizea
TEIQue SF 0.86 0.88 133.40 (20.72) 131.13 (21.15) 0.89 355 ns 0.11
JSPE 0.87 0.80 83.19 (9.39) 85.91 (7.22) −2.87 355 0.01 0.30
N 0.85 0.83 25.23 (8.13) 27.33 (7.32) −2.29 355 0.02 0.27
E 0.84 0.78 27.15 (7.07) 27.15 (7.07) −0.79 355 ns 0.11
O 0.71 0.75 30.94 (5.79) 32.00 (6.06) −1.46 355 ns 0.19
A 0.73 0.68 31.64 (5.36) 33.14 (5.43) −2.29 355 0.02 0.28
C 0.81 0.77 29.03 (6.61) 29.97 (6.73) −1.16 355 ns 0.15
  1. TEIQue-SF Trait Emotional Intelligence Questionnaire-Short Form, JSPE Jefferson Scale of Physician Empathy-student version, N Neuroticism, E Extraversion, O Openness to experience, A Agreeableness and C Conscientiousness, SD Standard Deviation, ns not significant, df degree of freedom
  2. aCohen’s d