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Table 1 Participants’ characteristics

From: The relationship between perfectionism and symptoms of depression in medical school applicants

  Applicant sample Admitted applicants Rejected applicants Cohen’s d
Sociodemographic data
 N 146 92 54  
 Sex (female/male) 94/52 62/30 32/22  
 Age (mean ± SD) 19.85 ± 1.63 19.79 ± 1.78 19.94 ± 1.35 0.09
Selection criteria (mean ± SD)
 GPA 1.52 ± 0.16 1.50 ± 0.16 1.56 ± 0.16* 0.38
 GPA score 49.56 ± 3.29 49.98 ± 3.30 48.85 ± 3.19* 0.35
 HAM-Nat score 37.91 ± 3.75 37.91 ± 3.88 37.91 ± 3.55 0.00
 HAM-Int score 35.37 ± 4.76 37.97 ± 3.20 30.94 ± 3.57*** 2.10
 Total score 122.84 ± 5.12 125.86 ± 3.06 117.70 ± 3.60*** 2.50
Personality measures (mean ± SD)
 Patient Health Questionnaire 7.19 ± 4.70 6.57 ± 4.56 8.28 ± 4.81* 0.37
 Generalized Anxiety Disorder Scale 6.85 ± 4.83 6.56 ± 5.03 7.35 ± 4.47 0.16
 Big Five Inventory, 10 item version
  Openness 7.35 ± 2.14 7.41 ± 2.10 7.26 ± 2.21 0.07
  Conscientiousness 7.89 ± 1.64 8.04 ± 1.54 7.62 ± 1.79 0.26
  Extraversion 7.10 ± 1.82 7.38 ± 1.66 6.62 ± 1.99* 0.43
  Agreeableness 7.29 ± 1.61 7.48 ± 1.49 6.94 ± 1.76 0.34
  Neuroticism 5.14 ± 1.75 5.03 ± 1.66 5.32 ± 1.88 0.17
  1. *: p < .05, ***: p < .001