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Table 1 Mean scores, standard deviations and T scores on each of the five NEO-FFI domains, by population and overall

From: The big five personality traits, perfectionism and their association with mental health among UK students on professional degree programmes

  Population
Veterinary Medical Pharmacy Dentistry Law Overall
Mean (SD)
95% CI
Mean
t-score
(SD)
Mean (SD)
95% CI
Mean
t-score
(SD)
Mean (SD)
95% CI
Mean
t-score
(SD)
Mean (SD)
95% CI
Mean
t-score
(SD)
Mean (SD)
95% CI
Mean
t-score
(SD)
Mean (SD)
95% CI
Mean
t-score
(SD)
Neuroticism 24.75 (8.84)
24.10–25.39
(N = 728)
50.05 (9.93) 24.06 (8.86)
22.86–25.26
(N = 212)
49.28 (9.96) 25.55 (8.69)
24.09–27.02
(N = 137)
50.96 (9.77) 23.85 (8.41)
22.49–25.21
(N = 149)
49.05 (9.45) 24.98 (9.79)
23.68–26.28
(N = 221)
50.32 (11.00) 24.67 (8.94)
24.21–25.13
(N = 1447)
49.96 (10.04)
Extraversion 27.58 (6.64)
27.10–28.06
(N = 726)
50.26 (9.77) 28.11 (6.76)
27.19–29.02
(N = 212)
51.05 (9.95) 26.19 (6.66)
25.05–27.32
(N = 134)
48.22 (9.79) 28.03 (7.18)
26.87–29.20
(N = 149)
50.93 (10.56) 26.69 (7.25)
25.73–27.65
(N = 221)
48.96 (10.67) 27.44 (6.83)
27.09–27.79
(N = 1442)
50.06 (10.05)
Openness 28.89 (6.04)*
28.45–29.33
(N = 726)
49.98 (9.90) 30.15 (6.40)‡
29.28–31.02
(N = 211)
52.05 (10.49) 26.79 (5.19)*‡
25.91–27.68
(N = 135)
46.54 (8.51) 27.33 (6.19)‡
26.33–28.33
(N = 149)
47.42 (10.14) 29.89 (6.14)
29.08–30.70
(N = 222)
51.61 (10.06) 28.87 (6.13)
28.56–29.19
(N = 1443)
49.95 (10.05)
Agreeableness 31.24 (5.99)*
30.81–31.68
(N = 723)
50.39 (9.51) 32.36 (6.35) ‡
31.50–33.22
(N = 211)
52.16 (10.07) 30.22 (5.92)
29.22–31.22
(N = 136)
48.76 (9.38) 31.99 (6.19)
30.99–32.99
(N = 149)
51.57 (9.81) 29.01 (6.82)*‡
28.10–29.91
(N = 221)
46.84 (10.82) 31.05 (6.27)
30.72–31.37
(N = 1440)
50.07 (9.95)
Conscientiousness 30.22 (7.14)
29.70–30.74
(N = 727)
49.88 (9.65) 30.62 (7.39)
29.62–31.62
(N = 211)
50.43 (9.99) 29.99 (7.59)
28.70–31.27
(N = 136)
49.57 (10.26) 31.58 (7.30)
30.40–32.76
(N = 149)
51.72 (9.87) 29.63 (8.13)
28.56–30.71
(N = 221)
49.10 (10.10) 30.30 (7.40)
29.92–30.69
(N = 1444)
50.00 (10.01)
  1. Scores marked with *, †, and ‡ represent significantly different pairwise comparisons