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Table 7 Relationship between specialty preference and personality

From: Importance of the big-five in the future medical specialty preference

  Specialty group MANCOVA
IPIP 50 S IM PH P AEM D F ηp2 P
Extraversion 34 (29–39) 33 (29–37) 33 (30–36) 33 (26–40) 33 (28–38) 35 (30–40) 0.752 0.009 0.585
Agreeableness 37 (33–41) 38 (34–42) 37 (33–41) 40 (37–43) 38 (34–42) 39 (36–42) 1.541 0.019 0.176
Conscientiousness 36 (21–41) 36 (32–40) 34 (29–39) 36 (32–40) 38 (32–44) 37 (32–42) 0.383 0.005 0.860
Emotional stability 33 (28–38) 31 (37–36) 32 (26–38) 32 (24–40) 32 (27–37) 33 (29–37) 0.913 0.011 0.472
Intellect/ imagination 37 (34–41) 36 (33–41) 34 (30–37) 39 (35–45) 37 (34–41) 38 (33–40) 3.779 0.046 0.002
  1. Variables are defined with the median and Interquartile ranges. S Surgery, IM Internal medicine, PH Public health, P Psychiatry, AEM Anesthesiology and emergency medicine, D Diagnostics, F Test statistic, ηp2 partial eta-squared, df = 5