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Table 2 Standard-set examinations in years 2, 3 and 4: factors affecting academic performance

From: Impact of student choice on academic performance: cross-sectional and longitudinal observations of a student cohort

Factor Significance
Written  
Self-proposed in Year 2 and/or Year 3 (SP) 0.141
Year of course <0.001***
Year 1 examination score <0.001***
Gender 0.612
Year of course × SP 0.305
Year of course × Gender 0.675
Year of course × Year 1 examination score <0.001***
SP × Gender 0.006**
SP × Year 1 examination score 0.258
Gender × Year 1 examination score 0.399
OSCE  
Self-proposed in Year 2 and/or Year 3 (SP) 0.964
Year of course 0.001**
Year 1 examination score <0.001***
Gender 0.031*
Year of course × SP 0.375
Year of course × Gender 0.383
Year of course × Year 1 examination score 0.003**
SP × Gender 0.015*
SP × Year 1 examination score 0.648
Gender × Year 1 examination score 0.026*
  1. Significance of factors in GEE analysis of examination scores (Years 2, 3 and 4).
  2. OSCE: Objective Structured Clinical Examination.
  3. ***significant at p<0.001.
  4. **significant at p<0.01.
  5. *significant at p<0.05.