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Table 4 Comparison of correlation between independent variables and psychological morbidities among pre/para-clinical and clinical students (variables only with significant correlation are shown)

From: Coping styles to vitiate the risk of psychological morbidities among pre/para-clinical and clinical undergraduate medical students: a comparative cross-sectional study in India

Sr. no. Variables Psychological morbidity (r)p
Pre/para-clinical students Clinical students
1 Dissatisfied academic performance 0.493*** 0.384***
2 Substance consumption behaviour 0.112 0.335***
3 Average sleeping time (< 6 h) 0.429*** 0.457***
4 Exercise (< 3 days/week) 0.579*** 0.517***
5 Family history of psychiatric illness 0.243*** 0.284***
6 Sought psychiatric consultation 0.063 0.309***
7 Motive for studying medicine (family pressure) 0.239** 0.005
8 Currently on psychiatric treatment 0.287** 0.250**
9 Passive emotional coping (PEC) 0.088 0.607***
10 Passive problem coping (PPC) 0.050 0.221**
  1. r Pearson’s correlation coefficient
  2. **p < 0.01; ***p < 0.001