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Table 2 The mean scores of the professional students and UK nursing students on each of the five domains of personality measured by the NEO-FFI

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

Study Sample Personality Domain Mean score Professional students’ mean score p-value*
Deary, Watson & Hogston (2003) [46] 124 UK nursing students Neuroticism 21.6 24.67 p < 0.001
Extraversion 32.0 27.44 p < 0.001
Openness 26.6 28.87 p < 0.001
Agreeableness 34.6 31.05 p < 0.001
Conscientiousness 32.6 30.30 p < 0.001
  1. *t-test p-value