Assessing medical students' personalities: A parallel comparison of normed and perception-based metrics

Title

Assessing medical students' personalities: A parallel comparison of normed and perception-based metrics

Creator

Meit S S; Borges N J; Cubic B A; Yasek V

Publisher

Psychological Reports

Date

2005
2005-06

Description

Various methodologies have been applied in the study of physicians' and medical students' personalities. Little, however, has been reported oil distinguishing medical students' self-perceptions from their objectively measured personality traits. 687 first-year medical students at three U.S. medical schools were administered the 16PF and a parallel, author-generated, self-rating form. Paired sample t tests yielded significant differences between students' perceived personality traits vs normed measures of these traits on 14 of 16 personality factor dimensions. Students self-attributed greater magnitudes of socially acceptable traits than their objective scores indicated, as well as less domineering, suspicious. and self-doubting. Implications for admissions and career counseling are discussed.

Subject

self-assessment; Psychology; physicians; specialty choice; academic-performance; profiles

Identifier

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Format

Journal Article or Conference Abstract Publication

URL Address

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Pages

1029-1043

Issue

3

Volume

96

Citation

Meit S S; Borges N J; Cubic B A; Yasek V, “Assessing medical students' personalities: A parallel comparison of normed and perception-based metrics,” NEOMED Bibliography Database, accessed March 1, 2021, https://neomed.omeka.net/items/show/9097.

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