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Table 3 Mean (SD) DREEM Inventory items where significant differences were observed between the years of study

From: Students' perceptions of learning environment in an Indian medical school

Items First year Clinical batch P-value
1. I am encouraged to participate in teaching sessions 2.77(0.79) 2.51 (0.76) 0.01
2. The course organizers are knowledgeable 3.22 (0.68) 2.98 (0.62) 0.004
5. Learning strategies which worked for me before continue to work for me now 1.86 (1.04) 2.19 (0.88) 0.017
15. I have good friends in this course 3.21 (0.78) 2.82 (1.09) 0.002
18. The course organizers appear to have effective communication skills with patients 2.22 (1.19) 2.57 (0.96) 0.009
20. The teaching is well focused 2.91 (0.60) 2.58 (0.73) 0.000
21. The teaching helps to develop my confidence 2.59 (0.79) 2.27 (0.93) 0.009
26. Last years work has been a good preparation for this years work 1.89 (1.12) 2.54 (1.03) 0.000
29. The course organizers are good at providing feedback to registrars 2.60 (0.87) 2.15 (0.95) 0.000
33. I feel comfortable in teaching sessions socially 2.58 (0.75) 2.31 (0.90) 0.01
49. The registrars irritate the course organizers 2.73 (1.00) 2.20 (1.02) 0.000