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Table 2 Characteristics of composite scales and items, with internal consistency reliability coefficient and corrected item-total correlation

From: Analysis of psychometric properties of the modified SETQ tool in undergraduate medical education

   Factor loading on primary scale Internal consistency reliability cronbach’s α a Corrected item total correlation b
Nr Scale and items Student’s evaluation Student’s evaluation Clinical tutors evaluation Student’s
evaluation
Clinical tutor self-evaluation
Teaching & Learning environment   0.95 0.88   
 TL1 Encourages students to participate actively in discussions 0.674    0.847 0.831
 TL2 Stimulates students to bring up problems 0.654    0.873 0.676
 TL3 Keeps to teaching goals; avoids digressions 0.653    0.850 0.710
 TL4 Prepares well for teaching presentations and talks 0.600    0.874 0.829
 TL5 Teaches on ward rounds, at clinics, and operating room 0.569    0.845 0.745
 TL6 Covering all the topics which are in the curriculum 0.494    0.859 0.554
Professional attitude towards Students   0.94 0.91   
 P1 Listens attentively to students 0.713    0.847 0.833
 P2 Is respectful towards students 0.790    0.770 0.848
 P3 Is available regularly for the students 0.699    0.827 0.689
 P4 Is easily approachable for discussions 0.771    0.815 0.825
Communication of Goals   0.97 0.81   
 C1 States learning goals clearly 0.697    0.886 0.721
 C2 Prioritizes learning goals and topics 0.675    0.886 0.671
 C3 Debriefing the learning goals periodically 0.689    0.882 0.594
Communication of Goals   0.96 0.91   
 E1 Evaluates student’s specialty knowledge regularly 0.653    0.886 0.879
 E2 Evaluates student’s analytical abilities regularly 0.676    0.880 0.699
 E3 Evaluates student’s application of knowledge to specific patients 0.657    0.876 0.813
 E4 Evaluates student’s medical skills regularly 0.554    0.868 0.758
 E5 Evaluates student’s, communication, and professionalism during patient encounter 0.497    0.876 0.734
Feedback   0.96 0.84   
 F1 Regularly gives constructive feedbacks to students 0.648    0.891 0.726
 F2 Explains why students are incorrect 0.609    0.884 0.655
 F3 Offers suggestions for improvement 0.663    0.890 0.652
 F4 Gives students chance to reflect on the feedback 0.650    0.881 0.674
Promoting self-directed learning   0.96 0.88   
 PS1 Motivates students to study further and deeper in the topic 0.671    0.878 0.787
 PS2 Stimulates students to keep up with the literature 0.651    0.875 0.772
 PS3 Motivates students to learn independently 0.699    0.855 0.813
  1. a Cronbach’s α >0.70 was taken as an indication of satisfactory reliability of each composite scale
  2. b Item-total correlation values <0.4 indicate that the corresponding item does not correlate well with the composite scale