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Table 2 SDLRS scores by program and demographic factors

From: Explaining variance in self-directed learning readiness of first year students in health professional programs

  Health Science
(n = 94)
Sports and Exercise Science
(n = 148)
Occupational Therapy
(n = 69)
Physiotherapy
(n = 61)
Podiatry
(n = 35)
TOTAL
(n = 407)
  Mean ± SD Mean ± SD Mean ± SD Mean ± SD Mean ± SD Mean ± SD
Cohort 209.47 ± 27.21* 207.51 ± 22.66+^ 220.29 ± 24.86*+ 219.23 ± 22.40^ 217.40 ± 23.26 212.74 ± 24.68
Gender
 Male 202.14 ± 21.27 204.81 ± 21.06 214.86 ± 34.94 220.59 ± 23.12 216.43 ± 23.63 209.11 ± 23.19
 Female 211.71 ± 28.54 212.36 ± 24.75 220.90 ± 23.77 217.72 ± 21.89 218.86 ± 23.51 215.53 ± 25.46
Highest level of previous education
 No previous qualification / other qualification 225.00 ± 9.17 210.43 ± 25.48 # 217.45 ± 22.98
 Complete secondary education 202.21 ± 24.83 205.78 ± 22.81 217.93 ± 24.14 213.73 ± 20.92 210.25 ± 21.56 208.45 ± 23.67
 Incomplete vocational level program # 206.00 ± 20.15 204.40 ± 17.81
 Complete vocational level program 223.63 ± 20.44 210.57 ± 17.65 223.71 ± 30.29 # 212.00 ± 34.24 215.98 ± 22.33
 Incomplete Bachelor degree level program 223.75 ± 34.62 208.65 ± 24.53 221.88 ± 25.17 232.55 ± 23.70 222.62 ± 22.18 219.84 ± 26.61
 Complete Bachelor degree level program 233.00 ± 27.27 # 220.33 ± 34.39 237.75 ± 16.15 226.80 ± 23.89 231.83 ± 24.24
 Unknown 213.67 ± 22.50 # # # 220.17 ± 18.62
  1. #Data not presented as only one respondent
  2. *Difference between health science and occupational therapy was statistically significant (p = 0.05)
  3. +Difference between sport and exercise science and occupational therapy students was statistically significant (p = 0.003)
  4. ^Difference between sport and exercise science and physiotherapy students was statistically significant (p = 0.016)