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Table 1 Description of the independent variables

From: Change in subjective well-being over 20 years at two Norwegian medical schools and factors linked to well-being today: a survey

Variable STUDMED NORDOC
Range Mean (SD) or percentages Range Mean (SD) or percentages
Gender (female)   70.9%   53.4%
Faculty (FacTrad)   50.2%   67.0%
2nd stage   33.0%   
3rd stage   33.1%   
Age at study start (≥ 21 years)   48.7%   
Education mother (higher education)   82.8%   
Education father (higher education)   82.2%   
Living alone   20.7%   
Living with friends   44.3%   
Self esteem 1–4 2.89 (.66)   
PMSS – (ColdThreat) Medical school is cold and threatening 1–5 2.46 (.71)   
PMSS – (WorkComp) Worries about work and competence 1–5 2.99 (.83)   
PMSS – (FinAcc) Worries about finance and accommodation 1–5 2.22 (1.06)   
Social support
 SSpar (parents) 1–5 4.23 (.96)   
 SSmed (medical school friends) 1–5 3.86 (.95)   
 SSofr (other friends) 1–5 3.64 (.95)   
 SSfam (other family members) 1–5 3.59 (1.13)   
 SSptn (partner) 1–5 4.53 (.76)   
 SSadm (study administration) 1–5 2.25 (1.03)   
Perceived exam stress 1–5 3.37 (.93)   
Satisfaction with supervision 1–5 2.91 (.83)   
Failing a medical exam (Failed once or more)   9.6%