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Table 2 Mean motivation scores (and Standard Deviations) overall and per gender

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

MES-UC Mean scores (SD) Mean scores for males (SD) Mean scores for females (SD) p-value
Self-belief 85.38 (7.78) 87.50 (8.43) 83.97 (7.10) 0.100
Valuing 88.47 (7.25) 88.64 (8.19) 88.36 (6.68) 0.893
Learning focus 90.65 (7.35) 91.05 (8.78) 90.39 (6.36) 0.751
Planning 68.02 (13.38) 67.05 (15.76) 68.67 (11.75) 0.664
Task management 78.65 (14.22) 73.68 (17.22) 81.97 (10.89) 0.033
Persistence 81.93 (9.60) 84.41 (9.18) 80.27 (9.65) 0.118
Anxiety 66.71 (18.75) 58.59 (18.28) 72.12 (17.28) 0.008
Failure avoidance 38.82 (18.73) 38.09 (21.24) 39.30 (17.19) 0.817
Uncertain control 43.98 (15.50) 42.73 (15.31) 44.82 (15.81) 0.629
Self-sabotage 28.33 (12.24) 25.45 (10.28) 30.24 (13.19) 0.157
Disengagement 26.95 (9.16) 25.09 (8.39) 28.18 (9.51) 0.222
Global booster thoughts 88.16 (5.94) 89.00 (7.08) 87.61 (5.09) 0.399
Global booster behaviours 76.25 (10.49) 75.05 (12.69) 77.06 (8.85) 0.490
Global mufflers 49.84 (14.59) 46.45 (15.02) 52.09 (14.07) 0.162
Global guzzlers 27.84 (8.90) 25.50 (7.12) 29.39 (9.70) 0.113