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Table 3 Graduates’ attitudes towards the programme, by background characteristics

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

Characteristics I had a strong desire to do this course The course suited my individual needs perfectly I worked harder on this course than on most courses Wanted to take a course at King’s, regardless of the specialty More positive feelings towards dental public health The course was great value for money
Mean (SD) Mean (SD) Mean (SD) Mean (SD) Mean (SD) Mean (SD)
All participants 4.17 (0.97) 3.68 (0.91) 3.88 (1.19) 2.83 (1.36) 4.24 (1.04) 3.49 (1.27)
Sex             
  Women 4.27 (0.94) 3.59 (0.96) 3.91 (1.23) 2.68 (1.32) 4.14 (1.13) 3.23 (1.31)
  Men 4.05 (1.03) 3.79 (0.85) 3.84 (1.17) 3.00 (1.41) 4.37 (0.96) 3.79 (1.18)
   p valuea 0.513 0.673 0.840 0.466 0.453 0.110
Age group             
  <35 years 4.18 (0.73) 3.53 (0.87) 4.00 (1.06) 3.00 (1.46) 4.35 (1.06) 3.53 (1.37)
  35-44 years 4.08 (1.04) 3.85 (0.99) 3.92 (1.32) 3.31 (1.25) 4.38 (0.87) 3.15 (1.28)
  45+ years 4.27 (1.27) 3.73 (0.90) 3.64 (1.29) 2.00 (1.00) 3.91 (1.22) 3.82 (1.08)
   p valuea 0.763 0.813 0.801 0.098 0.669 0.296
Nationality             
  British 4.22 (1.39) 3.89 (0.93) 4.00 (1.50) 2.11 (1.45) 4.00 (1.32) 4.11 (1.05)
  South Asian 4.17 (0.86) 3.61 (0.98) 3.83 (1.34) 3.22 (1.40) 4.22 (1.11) 3.11 (1.23)
  Other 4.14 (0.86) 3.64 (0.84) 3.86 (0.77) 2.79 (1.12) 4.43 (0.76) 3.57 (1.34)
   p valuea 0.861 0.823 0.586 0.601 0.627 0.649
Time since graduation            
  After 2010 4.33 (0.73) 3.81 (0.93) 4.14 (1.01) 3.00 (1.26) 4.38 (0.97) 3.52 (1.25)
  2000-2010 3.75 (1.04) 3.25 (0.71) 3.50 (1.31) 3.00 (1.41) 4.25 (1.04) 2.75 (1.49)
  Before 2010 4.17 (1.27) 3.75 (0.97) 3.67 (1.37) 2.42 (1.51) 4.00 (1.21) 3.92 (1.25)
   p valuea 0.802 0.960 0.867 0.273 0.956 0.456
  1. aGroups were compared in multiple linear regression models for each satisfaction score. Significance level was set to (0.05/6=) 0.008 after Bonferroni correction.