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Table 2 Mean RPQ scores for the medical students of the present study, compared with the mental health practitioner and general public samples

From: Applications of the reflective practice questionnaire in medical education

RPQ sub-scale Medical students (U.S.) Mental health practitioners (Aus.) General public (Aus.)
RC 4.162(0.53) [.84] 4.27 (0.68) [.92] 3.51 (1.02) [.96]
DfI 4.911,2 (0.83) [.81] 4.38 (0.91) [.84] 3.32 (1.27) [.91]
CG 3.282(1.06) [.83] 3.27 (0.90) [.76] 4.07 (1.02) [.82]
CC 4.58 (0.61) [.75] 4.53 (0.55) [.64] 4.44 (0.92) [.82]
Unc 3.471,2 (0.81) [.81] 2.91 (0.79) [.74] 2.52 (1.05) [.86]
SiP 3.421(0.94) [.81] 2.97 (0.91) [.82] 3.17 (1.24) [.86]
JS 4.812(0.73) [.78] 4.89 (0.71) [.72] 4.00 (1.27) [.86]
  1. 1Significantly different (p < .05) compared to the mental health practitioners
  2. 2Significantly different (P < .05) compared to the general public sample
  3. Sub-scales: RC Reflective capacity, DfI Desire for improvement, CG Confidence – general, CC Confidence – communication, Unc Uncertainty, SiP Stress interacting with patients, JS Job satisfaction
  4. Standard deviations are provided in () brackets. Cronbach’s alpha reliability values are provided in [] brackets