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ERIC Number: ED411726
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1997-Mar
Pages: 16
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Developing Attitudes of Social Responsibility in the Professions: The Impact of Medical Students' Gender and Personality Attributes.
Cariaga-Lo, Liza D.; Crandall, Sonia J. S.; Conner, Dianna; Georgesen, John; Greek, Dorothy
This study examined the effect of gender, personality attributes, and class standing on medical students' attitudes toward medically underserved populations. A total of 102 first-year and 65 second-year students at a medical school in the southeastern United States completed the Medical Students' Attitudes Toward the Underserved (MSATU) questionnaire and the California Psychological Inventory (CPI). It was found that women generally had higher mean scores than men on the MSATU and were more likely to choose to enter a primary care specialty. There were significant correlations between the MSATU total score and CPI internality, communality, femininity-masculinity, and social maturity scales. Overall, mean scores on the MSATU were higher and interest in primary care was greater for first-year students. However, it was found that second-year males were more interested in primary care than first-year males, while second-year females were less interested in primary care than first-year females. (Contains 29 references.) (MDM)
Publication Type: Reports - Research; Speeches/Meeting Papers
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Language: English
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Identifiers - Assessments and Surveys: California Psychological Inventory