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Table 1 Participant demographics and prior research experience

From: Motivating medical students to do research: a mixed methods study using Self-Determination Theory

  Year 1 (n = 181) Year 2 (n = 119) Year 3 (n = 86) Year 4 (n = 56) Year 5 (n = 137) Total sample (n = 579)
Sex number (%)
males 79 (43.6 %) 54 (45.4 %) 37 (43.0 %) 19 (33.9 %) 55 (40.1 %) 244 (42.1 %)
females 102 (56.4 %) 65 (54.6 %) 49 (57.0 %) 37 (66.1 %) 82 (59.9 %) 335 (57.9 %)
Age of student number (%)
<20 yrs 144 (79.6 %) 67 (58.3 %) 81 (94.2 %) 49 (87.5 %) 115 (83.9 %) 456 (80.4 %)
21-24 yrs 18 (9.9 %) 39 (33.9 %) 1 (1.2 %) 4 (7.1 %) 16 (11.7 %) 78 (13.8 %)
25-29 yrs 6 (3.3 %) 7 (6.1 %) 2 (2.3) -- -- 15 (2.6 %)
30-34 yrs 4 (2.2 %) -- -- 2 (3.6 %) 1 (0.7 %) 7 (1.2 %)
35-39 yrs 4 (2.2 %) -- 2 (2.3 %) -- 1 (0.7 %) 7 (1.2 %)
40+ yrs 2 (1.1 %) 2 (1.7 %) -- -- -- 4 (0.7 %)
Prior research experience number (%)
yes 15 (8.3 %) 6 (5.0 %) 9 (10.5 %) 3 (5.4 %) 10 (7.3 %) 43 (7.4 %)
no 165 (91.2 %) 109 (91.6 %) 77 (89.5 %) 53 (94.6 %) 127 (92.7 %) 531 (91.7 %)