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Table 3 Comparison between the two models of practice placement: students’ post-placement scores

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

Category Role-established placement Role-emerging placement Z p
N M SD N M SD   
Placement settings and supervision 128 4.23 .61 27 3.60 .75 −4.10 <.001
Personal skills 128 4.32 .39 27 4.41 .37 −1.10 NS
Professional skills 128 4.05 .47 27 4.05 .33 −.29 NS
Community 128 3.81 .56 27 4.08 .37 −2.35 .019
  1. Note. M = mean, SD = standard deviation, Z = Mann-Whitney tests, NS = Nonsignificant (p > .05)