Table 3

Personality and religiousness participant scores*

Aspects/dimensionsTotal
(n=469)
Physicians
(n=149)
Nurses
(n=320)
p ValuesMales
(n=121)
Females
(n=323)
p Values
Personality
 Neuroticism10 (7–13)9 (6–12)10 (7–14)0.0399 (5–12)10 (7–14)<0.001
 Psychoticism3 (2–5)3 (2–4)3 (2–5)NS†4 (2–6)3 (2–5)0.009
 Extraversion15 (12–17)15 (11–17)15 (12–17)NS15 (11–17)15 (12–17)NS
Religiousness/spirituality
 Total score39 (30–48)37 (25.5–46.5)39 (32–48)0.02334.5 (25–42)40 (33–48)<0.001
 Search for support11 (8–16)11 (7–16)11 (8–15)NS10.5 (7–16)11 (8–16)0.029
 Trust in higher guidance13 (10–16)12 (7–15.5)13 (11–16)0.00411 (7–15)13 (11–16)<0.001
 Reflection15 (11–18)14 (9–17)15 (11–18)0.02312 (9–16)15 (12–18)<0.001
  • *Table entries represent medians with 25th–75th interquartile ranges, along with their p values of statistical comparisons between groups performed with Mann-Whitney U test for non-parametrical continuous variables.

  • NS, non-significant.