Table 1

Description of the explanatory variables in the longitudinal sample

Variable

Year measured

Range

Mean (SD) or percentages


Age (years)

First

19–39

21.6 (2.5)

Gender (female)

First

60%

BCI – vulnerability

First

0–9

3.7 (2.2)

BCI – intensity

First

0–9

5.2 (2.2)

BCI – control

First

0–8

3.2 (2.1)

PMSS – academic worries

Middle and final (sum)

6–28

15.7 (4.4)

PMSS – social and personal renunciations

Middle and final (sum)

6–24

14.5 (3.8)

WCCL – problem focused

Middle

11–38

23.3 (4.9)

WCCL – social support

Middle

1–20

12.2 (3.4)

WCCL – wishful thinking

Middle

3–38

18.5 (5.9)


Note: BCI = Basic Character Inventory; PMSS = Perceived Medical School Stress; WCCL = Ways of Coping Check List

Kjeldstadli et al. BMC Medical Education 2006 6:48   doi:10.1186/1472-6920-6-48

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