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Table 4 Statistical comparison of the scores assigned to each item and each factor by male and female students

From: Motivational component profiles in university students learning histology: a comparative study between genders and different health science curricula

  Medicine students Dentistry students Pharmacy students Medicine students Dentistry students Pharmacy students
1. Intrinsic motivation 03. Learning histology is interesting 0.4606 0.5850 0.0153 0.1267 0.2601 0.0000
17. I am curious about discoveries in histology 0.8768 0.1280 0.0054
01. The histology I learn is relevant to my life 0.0323 0.4110 0.0625
12. Learning histology makes my life more meaningful 0.5722 0.2112 0.0241
19. I enjoy learning histology 0.6279 0.4688 0.1212
2. Career motivation 07. Learning histology will help me get a good job 0.0694 0.2695 0.7512 0.0108 0.9104 0.0963
13. Understanding histology will benefit me in my career 0.1537 0.9128 0.1217
10. Knowing histology will give me a career advantage 0.1168 0.5898 0.8420
25. I will use histology problem-solving skills in my career 0.1547 0.7221 0.7771
23. My career will involve histology 0.7377 0.9269 0.2347
3. Self-determination 22. I study hard to learn histology 0.2119 0.4284 0.0859 0.1052 0.9748 0.0001
16. I prepare well for histology tests and labs 0.1131 0.3225 0.0290
05. I put enough effort into learning histology 0.3118 0.2507 0.0214
11. I spend a lot of time learning histology 0.4152 0.9346 0.1913
06. I use strategies to learn histology well 0.7517 0.3795 0.0489
4. Self-efficacy 18. I believe I can earn a grade of “A” in histology 0.3854 0.6038 0.6002 0.2053 0.0130 0.0929
14. I am confident I will do well on histology labs and projects 0.2566 0.0692 0.4412
15. I believe I can master histology knowledge and skills 0.2669 0.1703 0.9704
21. I am sure I can understand histology 0.0770 0.6827 0.8237
09. I am confident I will do well on histology tests 0.8523 0.0098 0.0436
5. Grade motivation 04. Getting a good histology grade is important to me 0.0204 0.8090 0.2013 0.1819 0.2887 0.0151
08. It is important that I get an “A” in histology 0.1783 0.7497 0.9809
20. I think about the grade I will get in histology 0.1818 0.0775 0.0289
24. Scoring high on histology tests and labs matters to me 0.3413 0.4998 0.0387
  02. I like to do better than other students on histology tests 0.2154 0.6028 0.8338    
  1. All values are p values with Mann-Whitney test. Statistically significant p values are highlighted in bold.