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Table 2 Resulting scales of the explorative factor analysis

From: Medical residents’ perceptions of their competencies and training needs in health care management: an international comparison

  Scales*
Items 1 2 3 4 5
Time management .894 .103    
Patient care vs. Practice requirements .806     
Patient care vs. Personal life .683     
Leadership skills .527 .118 .246 -.211  
Handling received feedback .494 -.173 .271 -.243  
Managing a ward .477 -.103 .291 -.286  
Using information technology .449 -.191 .333 -.158  
Organisation & finance healthcare system .137 .881 .142   .171
Organisation & finance specialist department   .866    
Requirements as specialist   .630   -.148 -.209
Allocating resources based on costs -.188   .903   
Allocating resources based on finiteness    .834   
Allocating resources based on EBM .172   .683 -.123  
Advocating for patients .223 -.112 .525 -.225  
Responding to mistakes made by others -.109   -.140 -.956  
Responding to mistakes made by myself     -.865  
Legal rights and duties .215    -.586 -.121
Proper use of medical records .272   .135 -.513 -.115
Dealing with conflicts .239 -.138 .181 -.482  
Improving quality processes -.120 .107 .173 -.457 -.146
Negotiating personal ambitions     -.104 -.831
Create career opportunities .104   .190   -.691
Negotiate working conditions -.138 .245 -.287   -.623
Personal financial management .284   .158   -.521
  1. *Scale 1: Management and Leadership, Scale 2: Organization and Finance, Scale 3: Operational Management, Scale 4: Professional Ethics, Scale 5: Career planning (and negotiation skills).