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Table 1 Bio-demography for the year 1 ancd year 5 medical students

From: Emotional intelligence and academic performance in first and final year medical students: a cross-sectional study

  n (%) Mean (SD)
All First year Final year CA FE
Age, mean (SD) 21.8 (1.98) 20.0 (0.50) * 23.8 (0.59) * NA NA
Gender
Female 112 (68.7) 58 (69.0) 54 (68.4) 61.3 (6.72) 62.7 (6.83)
Male 51 (31.3) 26 (31.0) 25 (31.6) 60.4 (8.18) 61.7 (8.97)
Total 163 (100) 84 (100) 79 (100) 61.0 (7.19) 62.4 (7.54)
Ethnicity
Malay 85 (52.1) 48 (57.1) 37 (46.8) 57.0 (5.50) 58.7 (6.52)
Chinese 63 (38.7) 29 (34.5) 34 (43.0) 66.0 (6.08) 66.9 (6.32)
Indian 11 (6.7) 5 (6.0) 6 (7.6) 64.1 (4.47) 66.2 (5.92)
Others 4 (2.5) 2 (2.4) 2 (2.5) 58.7 (8.53) 60.3 (8.02)
Total 163 (100) 84 (100) 79 (100) 61.0 (7.19) 62.4 (7.54)
Gross Family Income
< 2,000 44 (28.0) 24 (29.3) 20 (26.7) 60.6 (8.31) 61.6 (8.69)
2,000–9,999 96 (61.1) 49 (59.8) 47 (62.7) 61.2 (7.06) 62.7 (7.24)
> 10,000–19,999 17 (10.8) 9 (10.9) 8 (10.7) 61.6 (5.60) 64.0 (6.59)
Total 157 (100) 82 (100) 75 (100) 61.1 (7.25) 62.5 (7.59)
Have doctor/s in the family
Yes 40 (25.2) 21 (25.3) 19 (25.0) 62.3 (6.62) 63.7 (6.73)
No 114 (71.7) 59 (71.1) 55 (72.4) 60.9 (7.30) 62.2 (7.89)
Not Sure 5 (3.1) 3 (3.6) 2 (2.6) 53.9 (7.08) 58.2 (4.78)
Total 159 (100) 83 (100) 76 (100) 61.0 (7.23) 62.5 (7.57)
Family Support
Very good/Good 147 (92.5) 73 (88.0) 74 (97.4) 61.3 (6.81) 62.6 (7.17)
Not sure 9 (5.7) 8 (9.6) 1 (1.3) 56.3 (12.58) 59.7 (13.24)
Very poor/Poor 3 (1.9) 2 (2.4) 1 (1.3) 60.0 (2.13) 65.8 (4.66)
Total 159 (100) 83 (100) 76 (100) 61.0 (7.23) 62.5 (7.57)
Studying medicine is my family’s intention
Very agree/Agree 17 (10.7) 11 (13.3) 6 (7.9) 60.5 (6.51) 63.2 (5.96)
Not sure 20 (12.6) 16 (19.3) 4 (5.3) 58.7 (8.45) 61.7 (7.31)
Very disagree/Disagree 122 (76.7) 56 (67.5) 66 (86.8) 61.5 (7.09) 62.5 (7.85)
Total 159 (100) 83 (100) 76 (100) 61.0 (7.23) 62.5 (7.57)
Socialize well in the campus
Very agree/Agree 120 (75.5) 57 (68.7) 63 (82.9) 61.0 (6.10) 62.3 (6.53)
Not sure 36 (22.6) 24 (28.9) 12 (15.8) 60.9 (10.39) 62.7 (10.59)
Very disagree/Disagree 3 (1.9) 2 (2.4) 1 (1.3) 62.2 (3.72) 64.6 (3.83)
Total 159 (100) 83 (100) 76 (100) 61.0 (7.23) 62.5 (7.57)
Enjoying my study in medicine
Very agree/Agree 109 (68.6) 51 (61.4) 58 (76.3) 61.7 (6.76) 63.0 (7.34)
Not sure 37 (23.3) 24 (28.9) 13 (17.1) 59.0 (8.52) 60.8 (8.65)
Very disagree/Disagree 13 (8.2) 8 (9.6) 5 (6.6) 60.8 (6.41) 62.9 (5.77)
Total 159 (100) 83 (100) 76 (100) 61.0 (7.23) 62.5 (7.57)
Feeling anxious most of the time
Very agree/Agree 70 (44.0) 36 (43.3) 34 (44.7) 60.4 (6.70) 62.1 (7.22)
Not sure 41 (25.8) 27 (32.5) 14 (18.4) 59.2 (8.88) 61.1 (9.08)
Very disagree/Disagree 48 (30.2) 20 (24.1) 28 (36.8) 63.4 (5.83) 64.1 (6.47)
Total 159 (100) 83 (100) 76 (100) 61.0 (7.23) 62.5 (7.57)
I am a religious person
Very agree/Agree 117 (74.1) 66 (79.5) 51 (68.0) 60.7 (7.21) 62.5 (7.46)
Not sure 22 (13.9) 11 (13.3) 11 (14.7) 59.9 (7.65) 61.4 (6.70)
Very disagree/Disagree 19 (12.0) 6 (7.2) 13 (17.3) 63.8 (6.65) 63.1 (9.04)
Total 158 (100) 83 (100) 75 (100) 61.0 (7.25) 62.4 (7.57)
Satisfaction on teaching facilities
Very satisfied/Satisfied 120 (75.5) 57 (68.7) 63 (82.9) 60.5 (7.31) 62.0 (7.90)
Not sure 13 (8.2) 8 (9.6) 5 (6.6) 62.4 (7.76) 63.5 (6.92)
Very unsatisfied/Unsatisfied 26 (16.4) 18 (21.7) 8 (10.5) 62.8 (6.43) 64.3 (6.10)
Total 159 (100) 83 (100) 76 (100) 61.0 (7.23) 62.5 (7.57)
Satisfaction on teachers’ quality
Very satisfied/Satisfied 126 (79.2) 58 (69.9) 68 (89.5) 60.8 (6.90) 62.2 (7.16)
Not sure 15 (9.4) 12 (14.5) 3 (3.9) 59.1 (7.30) 60.7 (9.54)
Very unsatisfied/Unsatisfied 18 (11.3) 13 (15.7) 5 (6.6) 63.9 (8.90) 65.4 (8.23)
Total 159 (100) 83 (100) 76 (100) 61.0 (7.23) 62.5 (7.57)
  1. CA = Continuous Assessment, FE = Final Examination, NA = Not Applicable.
  2. * Student’s t-test with P value < 0.05.
  3. Chi-square test with P value < 0.05.
  4. ANOVA with P value < 0.05.