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Table 6 Relationship between specialty choices and TOA and perfectionism post-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 = 23) Other (n = 17)      
  Mean s.d. Mean s.d. t-value df p-value 95% CI  
SelfCrita 3.05 0.76 3.45 1.01 1.43 38 0.16 −0.97 0.17
Rigidb 2.96 0.89 3.38 1.21 1.28 38 0.21 −1.10 0.25
Narcisc 1.89 0.71 1.63 0.76 1.13 38 0.27 −0.21 0.74
PerfTOTd 2.59 0.56 2.75 0.74 0.76 38 0.45 −0.58 0.26
TOAe 44.15 5.38 41.28 9.77 1.19 38 0.24 −2.01 7.76
  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
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