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Table 2 Paired t- test between pre- and post-internship professional commitment (N = 996)

From: Changes in professional commitment of undergraduate nurse students before and after internship: a longitudinal study

Variables Pre-internship
(Mean ± SD)
Post-internship
(Mean ± SD)
t-test P CI
lower upper
Overall commitment 2.92 ± 0.36 2.79 ± 0.36 11.205 0.000 0.108 0.154
Willingness to make an effort 2.88 ± 0.39 2.77 ± 0.45 7.847 0.000 0.082 0.137
Maintaining membership 2.90 ± 0.37 2.81 ± 0.40 7.330 0.000 0.068 0.118
Belief goals and values 2.99 ± 0.49 2.79 ± 0.40 12.122 0.000 0.160 0.222