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Table 5 Relationship between specialty choices and TOA and perfectionism pre-clerkship

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

  Primary care (n = 28) Other (n = 23)      
  Mean s.d. Mean s.d. t-value df p-value 95%CI  
SelfCrita 3.08 0.75 3.40 1.06 1.27 49 0.21 −0.83 0.19
Rigidb 2.91 0.98 3.63 0.82 2.80 49 0.01 −1.24 −0.20
Narcisc 1.65 0.55 1.96 0.61 1.86 49 0.07 −0.63 0.02
PerfTOTd 2.50 0.54 2.92 0.59 −2.62 49 0.01 −0.73 −0.10
TOAe 60.04 9.34 58.77 6.86 0.54 49 0.59 −3.44 5.97
  1. s.d. Standard deviation, Df Degrees of freedom, CI Confidence interval
  2. a Self-critical perfectionism,
  3. bRigid perfectionism
  4. c Narcistic perfectionism,
  5. dTotal perfectionism
  6. e Tolerance of ambiguity