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Table 1 Correlation coefficients for admissions scores and background versus MES-UC dimension and global scores, for the 2015 cohort

From: Student motivation to learn: is self-belief the key to transition and first year performance in an undergraduate health professions program?

  Self-belief Learning focus Valuing Persistence Planning Task management Anxiety Failure avoidance Uncertain control Self-sabotage Disengagement Global booster thoughts Global booster behaviours Global mufflers Global guzzlers
Interview Score r 0.188 0.332 0.354 0.250 0.274 0.261 −0.010 −0.180 −0.054 − 0.272 − 0.406 0.365 0.310 − 0.100 − 0.391
p-value 0.206 0.023* 0.015* 0.090 0.062 0.077 0.946 0.226 0.720 0.064 0.005* 0.012* 0.034* 0.505 0.007*
Educational score ρ 0.070 −0.099 −0.172 − 0.200 −0.030 0.030 0.094 0.091 0.066 0.106 0.309 −0.073 −0.062 0.071 0.204
p-value 0.637 0.505 0.242 0.174 0.842 0.841 0.524 0.537 0.655 0.472 0.033* 0.620 0.676 0.631 0.164
School leaver r pb 0.018 0.031 0.189 −0.092 − 0.018 0.126 0.225 0.198 0.352 0.275 0.113 −0.105 −0.021 − 0.302 −0.248
p-value 0.896 0.824 0.166 0.505 0.895 0.361 0.099 0.147 0.008* 0.042* 0.411 0.446 0.880 0.025* 0.068
  1. *p < 0.05