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Table 4 Pearson correlation between personality traits and social desirability

From: Self-report personality tests and medical school selection

Personality traits Baseline assessment Follow-up assessment
Openness to experience R (95CI %) R (95CI %)
Conscientiousness 0.039 (−0.204, 0.278) 0.249 (−0.005, 0.473)
Extraversion 0.197 (−0.047, 0.419) 0.506 (0.289, 0.673)
Agreeableness 0.348 (0.115, 0.544) 0.284 (0.038, 0.497)
Neuroticism 0.320 (0.085, 0.522) 0.450 (0.229, 0.628)
Personality traits −0.294 (−0.500, −0.056) −0.617 (−0.744, −0.431)
  1. Italicized indicates that there were significant differences for the significant level of 0.005