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Table 5 Logistic regression analyses of ‘Honours degree at final MBBS’ & measured parameters

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

  β (SE) Wald statistic p value
Age −0.532 (2.476) 0.046 <0.05
Gender    
Male (reference category)    
Female −1.668 (1.511) 1.219 NS*
District of selection to university    
Not-Colombo (reference category)    
Colombo 1.816 (2.316) 1.124 <0.05
Province of residence    
Non-Western (reference category)    
Western 1.536 (2.521) 1.129 <0.05
GCE A/L attempt    
Second or Third (reference category)    
First 12.743 (5.194) 6.020 <0.05
GCE A/L English subject    
Credit (reference category)    
Distinction 2.794 (1.526) 3.354 <0.05
Patient-oriented case discussions 0.691 (0.290) 5.692 <0.05
Non-Cognitive Questionnaire domains    
Positive self-concept and confidence 1.858 (1.372) 5.324 <0.05
Realistic self-appraisal 0.477 (0.673) 0.502 NS*
Availability of support person 0.718 (0.485) 2.193 NS*
Leadership 1.533 (0.927) 2.731 <0.05
Long range goals 1.805 (1.455) 3.124 <0.05
Ability to establish community ties 0.065 (0.681) 0.014 NS*
Academic familiarity 3.125 (1.277) 5.987 <0.05
  1. *NS – Not significant.