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Table 3 Students’ performance at 2 nd MBBS, lecture attendance and computer access

From: Non-cognitive characteristics predicting academic success among medical students in Sri Lanka

  High achievers (%) Low achievers (%)
Performance at 2nd MBBS examination*   
Honours pass 38 (84.4%) 1 (2.2%)
Simple pass 4 (8.9%) 15 (33.3%)
Repeated 3 (6.7%) 29 (64.0%)
Attendance to lectures*   
Selectively 29 (64.4%) 18 (40.0%)
Non-selectively (all) 16 (35.9%) 27 (60.0%)
Computer access*   
Personnel computer 31 (68.9%) 13 (28.9%)
Limited access only 14 (31.1%) 32 (71.1%)
Internet access*   
Full time 24 (53.3%) 10 (22.2%)
Limited access 21 (46.7%) 35 (87.8%)
Involved in extra-curricular activities* 29 (64.4%) 19 (42.2%)
  1. *p < 0.05.