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Table 6 Significant difference in motivations/barriers by participation on previous MST

From: Motivations, barriers and ethical understandings of healthcare student volunteers on a medical service trip: a mixed methods study

Desire to receive academic credit
  1a 2a 3a 4a 5a Total p value
Previous participation 8 6 1 0 0 15 0.018
No previous participation 6 2 8 2 0 18  
Improved personal confidence
  1a 2a 3a 4a 5a Total p value
Previous participation 0 0 5 4 6 15 0.037
No previous participation 1 3 4 9 1 18  
Improved interpersonal skills
  1a 2a 3a 4a 5a Total p value
Previous participation 0 0 2 5 8 15 0.037
No previous participation 0 1 0 13 4 18  
  1. aNumber of respondents answering 1 (not important at all) 2 Not very important 3 (Neither important nor unimportant) 4 (Fairly important) 5 (Very important)