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Table 3 Mean scores, standard deviations and Cronbach's Alpha reliability coefficients for the factorially derived scales

From: Student approaches for learning in medicine: What does it tell us about the informal curriculum?

Scales Number of Cases Number of Items (score range) Mean (SD) Cronbach's Α
1. Perception of the formal and informal curriculum of medical program 481 4 (4-24) 17.71 (3.77) 0.75
2. Perception of the formal curriculum 493 2 (2-12) 6.23 (2.24) 0.77
3. Reasons for using the informal curriculum 500 2 (2-12) 9.96 (1.76) 0.81
4. Value of using peer-led tutorial groups 372 4 (4-24) 19.29 (3.04) 0.96
5. Value of using self-organised study groups 386 4 (4-24) 18.26 (3.16) 0.96
6. Value of using student notes from past students 460 4 (4-24) 18.75 (3.62) 0.92
7. Value of accessing past exam papers 494 2 (2-12) 8.17 (2.12) 0.72
8. Value of talking to students from previous cohorts 464 4 (4-24) 16.94 (3.08) 0.89
  1. "Not applicable" is excluded from each scale.