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Table 2 Comparison between pre- and post-placement scores of all students

From: “Perceptions, expectations and satisfaction levels of occupational therapy students prior to and after practice placement and comparison of practice placement models”

Categories N Pre Post t (154) Cohen’s d p
M (SD) M (SD)
Settings and supervision 155 4.37 (.45) 4.12 (.68) 3.96 .44 <.001
Personal skills 155 4.06 (.38) 4.34 (.38) 7.825 .737 <.001
Professional skills 155 3.46 (.55) 4.05 (.45) 14.24 1.17 <.001
  1. Note. M = mean, SD = standard deviation, t(df) = Paired sample t-tests, Cohen’s d = effect size