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Table 7 Comparison of mean scores of coping styles between pre/para-clinical and clinical students with psychological morbidities

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

Scale Subscale Mean (SD) Mean difference SE difference (t-test value) p-value
Pre/para-clinical group (N = 126) Clinical group (N = 107)
Coping style Active emotional coping (AEC) 23.16 (1.78) 23.06 (2.04) 0.106 0.250 (0.426) 0.670
Passive emotional coping (PEC) 24.68 (3.14) 24.31 (3.29) 0.369 0.422 (0.876) 0.382
Active problem coping (APC) 17.90 (1.82) 18.45 (1.99) −0.559 0.249 (−2.242) 0.026*
Passive problem coping (PPC) 21.90 (3.70) 22.70 (4.08) −0.807 0.510 (−1.583) 0.115
Total coping styles mean score 87.65 (6.19) 88.54 (7.25) −0.890 −0.881 (−1.011) 0.313
  1. SD Standard deviation, SE Standard error
  2. *p < 0.05