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Table 1 Mean (SD) for SATS components and perceptions by demographics 1

From: Attitudes towards statistics of graduate entry medical students: the role of prior learning experiences

  Total (n = 121) Males (n = 51) Females (n = 69) Irish (n = 70) Other nationality (n = 49) Age < 25 years (n = 79) Age ≥ 25 years (n = 41) No previous courses2* (n = 17) Previous courses (n = 99)
Affect 3.7 (1.26) 4.0 (1.24) 3.4 (1.22) 3.4 (1.27) 4.0 (1.15) 3.8 (1.18) 3.4 (1.37) 3.3 (2.40) 3.8 (1.21)
Cognitive competence 4.6 (1.25) 4.9 (1.17) 4.4 (1.28) 4.3 (1.33) 5.0 (0.99) 4.8 (1.16) 4.3 (1.37) 4.5 (2.30) 4.8 (1.17)
Value 5.1 (0.90) 5.2 (0.92) 5.1 (0.89) 5.0 (0.92) 5.3 (0.84) 5.2 (0.86) 5.1 (0.98) 5.0 (1.9) 5.2 (0.88)
Difficulty 3.4 (0.93) 3.5 (0.97) 3.3 (0.89) 3.2 (0.97) 3.7 (0.80) 3.6 (0.88) 3.0 (0.90) 2.9 (1.6) 3.5 (0.89)
Interest 4.7 (1.27) 4.8 (1.24) 4.6 (1.28) 4.5 (1.35) 4.9 (1.12) 4.6 (1.25) 4.8 (1.30) 4.2 (2.3) 4.7 (1.20)
Effort 6.0 (0.93) 6.0 (0.73) 6.1 (1.06) 6.0 (0.98) 6.1 (0.87) 6.1 (0.92) 5.8 (0.94) 6.2 (1.2) 6.1 (0.94)
Perception of performance in mathematics* 5.0 (2.0) 5.0 (2.0) 5.0 (2.0) 5.0 (2.0) 5.0 (2.0) 5.0 (2.0) 5.0 (2.0) 4.0 (3.0) 5.0 (2.0)
How likely to take a course in statistics* 2.0 (3.0) 3.0 (4.0) 2.0 (3.0) 2.0 (3.0) 3.0 (4.0) 2.0 (3.0) 2.0 (3.0) 2.0 (3.0) 3.0 (3.0)
  1. 1Some missing demographic data.
  2. 2*Results represent median (IQR).