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Table 2 Homogeneity Test of General Characteristics and Pretest Competency Score (n = 91)

From: Effectiveness of a self-directed learning program using blended coaching among nursing students in clinical practice: a quasi-experimental research design

Variable   Control Group (n = 44) Experimental Group (n = 47) X2 or t P value
n (%) or M+/−SD n (%) or M+/−SD
Agea   21.48 ± 1.65 21.45 ± 1.63 −0.09 0.930
Academic achievement (previous semester)b High 4 (9.1) 6 (12.8) 0.60 0.797
Middle 33 (75.0) 32 (68.1)   
Low 7 (15.9) 9 (19.1)   
Satisfaction in nursingb Very satisfied 4 (9.0) 6 (12.8) 2.81 0.423
Satisfied 16 (36.4) 20 (42.6)   
Average 15 (34.1) 14 (29.8)   
Dissatisfied 4 (9.0) 7 (14.9)   
Self-directed learning competencya   161.14 ± 14.99 163.09 ± 17.77 0.56 0.575
Perceived clinical competencya   156.43 ± 17.72 162.70 ± 23.98 1.41 0.162
  1. a independent t-test, b Fisher’s exact test