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Table 3 Mean scores for the five sub-scales of the DREEM instrument for the aggregate sample and per student group

From: Informing the medical education reform in Tajikistan: evidence on the learning environment at two nursing colleges

  Overall (n = 629) Dushanbe Kulob Interpretation
2nd Year (n = 146) 4th year (n = 151) 2nd Year (n = 181) 4th year (n = 151)
Category / Subcategory Max Score Mean (95% CI) % of max Mean (95% CI) % of max Mean (95% CI) % of max Mean (95% CI) % of max Mean (95% CI) % of max
Students’ perception of learning 48 31.7 (31.2, 32.1) 66.0 32.4 (31.5, 33.3) 67.5 30.1 (29.0, 31.1) 62.6 32.1 (31.3, 32.9) 66.9 32.2 (31.3, 33.1) 67.1 A more positive perception
Students’ perception of teachers 44 27.8 (27.4, 28.2) 63.1 28.1 (27.3, 28.9) 64.0 26.9 (25.9, 27.9) 61.2 28.0 (27.3, 28.7) 63.6 28.1 (27.1, 29.1) 63.8 Moving in the right direction
Students’ academic self-perception 32 23.2 (22.8, 23.5) 72.4 23.5 (22.8, 24.2) 73.5 21.7 (20.9, 22.5) 67.8 23.6 (22.9, 24.3) 73.7 23.8 (23.0, 24.5) 74.3 Feeling more on the positive side
Students’ perception of atmosphere 48 32.4 (31.9, 32.9) 67.6 32.8 (31.8, 33.8) 68.3 31.3 (30.2, 32.3) 65.1 32.9 (32.1, 33.8) 68.6 32.7 (31.6, 33.7) 68.0 A more positive attitude
Students’ social self-perception 28 18.3 (18.1, 18.6) 65.5 18.7 (18.2, 19.2) 66.9 18.2 (17.6, 18.7) 64.8 18.1 (17.6, 18.6) 64.5 18.5 (17.9, 19.1) 66.0 Not too bad
Total Score 200 133.4 (131.8, 135.0) 66.7 135.6 (132.4, 138.8) 67.8 128.1 (124.5, 131.6) 64.0 134.66 (131.9, 137.4) 67.3 135.2 (131.6, 138.8) 67.6 More positive than negative