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Table 3 Multiple linear regression models predicting attitude components

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

  Outcome variable
Affect Cognitive competence Value Difficulty Interest Effort
Explanatory variable β (SE) p-value β (SE) p-value β (SE) p-value β (SE) p-value β (SE) p-value β (SE) p-value
Female sex (reference male) -0.38 (0.22) 0.09 -0.24 (0.19) 0.20 0.01 (0.18) 0.95 -0.05 (0.16) 0.75 -0.19 (0.24) 0.44 0.03 (0.18) 0.88
Irish nationality (reference non-Irish students) -0.48 (0.22) 0.04 -0.59 (0.19) 0.003 -0.36 (0.18) 0.048 -0.47 (0.16) 0.004 -0.23 (0.24) 0.36 -0.19 (0.19) 0.30
Older age group (reference students aged < 25) -0.07 (0.23) 0.76 -0.06 (0.20) 0.75 -0.03 (0.19) 0.87 -0.47 (0.17) 0.006 0.27 (0.26) 0.29 -0.29 (0.20) 0.14
Previous modules taken (reference none) 0.09 (0.31) 0.77 0.39 (0.27) 0.16 0.04 (0.27) 0.89 0.05 (0.23) 0.82 0.06 (0.35) 0.86 -0.07 (0.27) 0.79
Perception of performance in mathematics in the past 0.36 (0.07) <0.001 0.44 (0.06) <0.001 0.12 (0.06) 0.05 0.21 (0.05) <0.001 0.24 (0.08) 0.005 -0.04 (0.06) 0.56
Measure of goodness of fit (R 2 ) 0.25 0.40 0.04 0.26 0.06 0.03