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Table 2 Multiple regression analysis for independent factors that influence procedural knowledge performance (KFP and PST)

From: Learning the facts in medical school is not enough: which factors predict successful application of procedural knowledge in a laboratory setting?

  Procedural knowledge (KFP + PST) Strategic knowledge (KFP) Conditional knowledge (PST)
  P β P P
Domain specific conceptual knowledge     
Result of conceptual knowledge test 0.150 0.238 0.146 0.267
Learner characteristics     
Kolb’s Learning Style Inventory 0.667   0.617 0.772
Motivation to learn nephrology 0.226 −0.176 0.999 0.092
Intended career as hospital-based doctor 0.133   0.243 0.168
Clinical experience     
Duration of clinical clerkships 0.022* (r 2 =0.053) 0.315 0.0002*** (r 2 =0.096) 0.466
Cognitive performance     
Result of university entrance diploma 0.714 0.068 0.174 0.725
Percentage of correct answers in NME-I 0.025* (r 2 =0.136) 0.376 0.010* (r 2 =0.055) 0.122
Adjusted r 2 0.2621 0.3395 0.1497
  1. * p < 0.05; ** p < 0.01; *** p < 0.001.