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Table 3 Significant Likert scale statements in Transition and Professional Socialisation in relation to gender

From: Perceptions and processes influencing the transition of medical students from pre-clinical to clinical training

Item Female Male Mann-Whiney U P value
Mean Median Mean Median
I was nervous at the beginning of the clinical placement/rotation 3.96 4.00 3.28 3.00 1430.50 < 0.001
I was very uncertain at the beginning of the clinical placements 3.31 4.00 2.79 3.00 1718.00 0.010
I needed time to adjust to the new environment 4.00 4.00 3.45 4.00 1646.50 0.002
I experienced an abrupt transition from pre-clinical to clinical training 3.32 4.00 2.94 3.00 1843.00 0.033
I experienced a great deal of stress 3.36 3.00 2.85 3.00 1798.50 0.021
My first clinical placement/rotation proved to be better than I expected 3.96 4.00 3.66 4.00 1899.50 0.049