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Table 2 Interprofessional global health competencies by participants’ general characteristics (N = 325)

From: Interprofessional global health competencies of South Korean health professional students: educational needs and strategies

CharacteristicsCategoriesN (%)Interprofessional Global Health Competencies
M ± SDt/Fp
GenderMale137 (42.2)3.16 ± 0.561.25.214
Female188 (57.8)3.08 ± 0.54  
DepartmentNursing76 (23.4)3.10 ± 0.521.18.307
Medicine46 (14.2)3.18 ± 0.60  
Biomedical Engineering42 (12.9)3.12 ± 0.53  
Dental Hygiene35 (10.8)2.93 ± 0.51  
Radiological Science30 (9.2)2.97 ± 0.48  
Health Administration26 (8.0)3.17 ± 0.47  
Social Welfare18 (5.5)3.27 ± 0.65  
Food and Nutrition16 (4.9)3.19 ± 0.40  
Biomedical Laboratory Science10 (3.1)3.07 ± 0.44  
Othersa26 (8.0)3.26 ± 0.76  
Living overseas (month)0171 (52.6)3.04 ± 0.542.32.076
< 685 (26.2)3.16 ± 0.52  
6–< 1232 (9.8)3.19 ± 0.61  
≥1237 (11.4)3.26 ± 0.59  
Experiences of exchange with foreignersNo261 (80.3)3.09 ± 0.54−1.74.082
Yes64 (19.7)3.22 ± 0.57  
Experiences of exchange with healthcare professional discipline studentsNo229 (70.5)3.08 ± 0.54−1.56.120
Yes96 (29.5)3.19 ± 0.56  
Participation in global health classesNo259 (79.7)3.08 ± 0.54−1.86.064
Yes66 (20.3)3.22 ± 0.57  
Global health activitiesNo293 (90.2)3.09 ± 0.54−2.10.037
Yes32 (9.8)3.31 ± 0.61  
Participation in college union clubNo238 (73.2)3.09 ± 0.56−0.97.335
Yes87 (26.8)3.16 ± 0.53  
Class experiences with other major studentsNo140 (43.1)3.10 ± 0.60−0.36.721
Yes185 (56.9)3.12 ± 0.51  
  1. a Dentistry (n = 3), environmental engineering (n = 2), occupational therapy (n = 8), pharmacy (n = 8), physical therapy (n = 5)