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Interviewer bias in medical student selection

Barbara N Griffin and Ian G Wilson
Med J Aust 2010; 193 (8): 486.
Published online: 18 October 2010
Correction

Incorrect year: In “Interviewer bias in medical student selection” in the 20 September 2010 issue of the Journal (Med J Aust 2010; 193: 343-346), there was an error in the third-column subheading of Box 2 (page 345). The subheading should read “2007 mean score (SD)”.

2 Mean scores for multiple mini-interview (MMI) interviewer ratings of interviewees and for interviewer personality traits, and relationships (correlation coefficients) between these values

Correlation coefficient*


2006 mean

score (SD)

2007 mean

score (SD)

MMI score

Agreeableness

Extraversion

Neuroticism

Conscientiousness

Openness


MMI score

10.95 (1.29)

10.50 (1.19)

0.24

0.19

0.25

0.06

0.00

Agreeableness

4.23 (0.56)

4.11 (0.65)

0.26

0.28

0.22

0.12

0.32

Extraversion

3.24 (0.79)

3.29 (0.69)

0.06

0.24

0.30

0.06

0.26

Neuroticism

2.30 (0.66)

2.42 (0.71)

0.08

0.17

0.16

0.06

0.04

Conscientiousness

3.85 (0.68)

3.84 (0.72)

0.09

0.11

0.08

0.19

0.02

Openness

3.30 (0.52)

3.18 (0.65)

0.01

0.12

0.19

0.01

0.11


* Correlation coefficients for 2006 data on lower diagonal (darker shading) and for 2007 data on upper diagonal (lighter shading). P < 0.005. P <0.05.

  • Barbara N Griffin1
  • Ian G Wilson2

  • 1 Psychology, Macquarie University, Sydney, NSW.
  • 2 University of Western Sydney, Sydney, NSW.

Correspondence: barbara.griffin@mq.edu.au

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