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Table 3 Pre and post-clerkship TOA and perfectionism

From: The erosion of ambiguity tolerance and sustainment of perfectionism in undergraduate medical training: results from multiple samplings of a single cohort

  Pre Clerkship (n = 51) Post Clerkship (n = 62)     
  Mean s.d Mean s.d. t-value Df p-value 95%CI  
SelfCrita 3.22 0.91 3.24 0.86 0.12 111 0.91 −0.31 0.35
Rigidb 3.24 0.97 3.12 0.99 0.62 111 0.54 −0.48 0.25
Narcisc 1.79 0.59 1.81 0.68 0.15 111 0.88 −0.22 0.26
PerfTOTd 2.69 0.59 2.67 0.59 0.13 111 0.90 −0.24 0.21
TOAe 59.47 8.26 43.90 7.61 10.41 111 0.00 −18.53 −12.58
  1. s.d. Standard deviation, Df Degrees of freedom, CI Confidence interval
  2. a Rigid perfectionism,
  3. b Self-critical perfectionism,
  4. c Narcistic perfectionism,
  5. dTotal perfectionism
  6. e Tolerance of ambiguity
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