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Table 4 LIWC Scaled Scores for Pediatric Personal Statement Writing Tone Variables

From: Linguistic analysis of pediatric residency personal statements: gender differences

Word category All authors
LIWC Scorea
Male authors
LIWC Scorea
Female authors
LIWC Scorea
p value
Tone
 Analytic 81.41 ± 9.84 81.14 ± 9.99 81.66 ± 9.75 p = 0.73
 Emotional 86.44 ± 15.56 87.10 ± 15.11 85.79 ± 16.07 p = 0.58
 Clout 51.11 ± 13.59 50.36 ± 13.76 51.86 ± 13.44 p = 0.47
 Authenticity 58.77 ± 18.66 56.78 ± 19.15 60.77 ± 18.06 p = 0.16
  1. aLIWC scores range 0–100. Higher scores for analytic thinking, clout, and authenticity indicate higher degrees of use of words demonstrating analytic thinking, clout, and authenticity. Scores > 50 for emotional tone indicate positive emotional tone; scores < 50 indicate negative emotional tone