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Table 2 Graduates’ satisfaction scores with different aspects of the programme, by background characteristics

From: Graduates’ satisfaction with and attitudes towards a master programme in dental public health

Characteristics Quality of teaching and learning Assessment and feedback Organization and management Learning resources Skills and personal development Career and professional development Overall experience
Mean (SD) Mean (SD) Mean (SD) Mean (SD) Mean (SD) Mean (SD) Mean (SD)
All participants 1.66 (1.22) 0.93 (1.52) 1.20 (1.23) 1.68 (0.99) 1.41 (1.24) 1.49 (1.52) 1.54 (1.21)
Sex               
  Women 1.36 (1.36) 0.64 (1.50) 1.00 (1.31) 1.45 (1.06) 1.00 (1.38) 1.14 (1.75) 1.14 (1.39)
  Men 2.00 (0.94) 1.26 (1.52) 1.42 (1.12) 1.95 (0.85) 1.89 (0.88) 1.89 (1.10) 2.00 (0.75)
p value a 0.101 0.282 0.335 0.112 0.032 b 0.086 0.023 b
Age group               
  <35 years 1.59 (1.54) 0.82 (1.67) 1.24 (1.25) 1.88 (1.17) 1.35 (1.50) 1.12 (1.93) 1.41 (1.42)
  35-44 years 1.54 (1.05) 1.38 (1.19) 1.46 (1.05) 1.77 (0.93) 1.38 (1.26) 1.30 (1.18) 1.69 (1.11)
  45+ years 1.91 (0.83) 0.55 (1.63) 0.82 (1.40) 1.27 (0.65) 1.55 (0.82) 2.27 (0.79) 1.55 (1.04)
   p valuea 0.376 0.122 0.011 b 0.215 0.847 0.635 0.462
Nationality               
  British 2.44 (0.53) 1.44 (1.33) 1.78 (0.67) 1.78 (0.83) 2.11 (0.78) 2.56 (0.53) 2.00 (0.71)
  South Asian 1.39 (1.42) 0.94 (1.51) 1.17 (1.10) 1.72 (1.02) 1.22 (1.35) 0.72 (1.71) 1.28 (1.41)
  Other 1.50 (1.09) 0.57 (1.65) 0.86 (1.56) 1.57 (1.09) 1.21 (1.25) 1.79 (1.19) 1.57 (1.16)
   p valuea 0.469 0.841 0.454 0.771 0.269 0.249 0.699
Time since graduation              
  After 2010 1.43 (1.43) 0.48 (1.69) 0.81 (1.40) 1.81 (1.12) 1.29 (1.42) 1.14 (1.77) 1.24 (1.37)
  2000-2010 1.63 (0.92) 1.50 (1.20) 1.63 (0.74) 1.63 (0.74) 1.50 (1.07) 1.50 (1.31) 1.88 (0.99)
  Before 2000 2.08 (0.90) 1.33 (1.23) 1.58 (1.00) 1.50 (0.90) 1.58 (1.08) 2.08 (1.00) 1.83 (0.94)
   p valuea 0.232 0.055 0.025 b 0.579 0.936 0.210 0.135
  1. aGroups were compared in multiple linear regression models for each satisfaction score.
  2. bThese p values are not significant. Significance level was set to (0.05/7=) 0.007 after Bonferroni correction.