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Table 2 Mean scores of individual items of Dundee Ready Educational Environment Measure (DREEM)

From: Perception of the learning environment among the students in a nursing college in Eastern Nepal

SN Domain Items Mean SD
Students’ Perception of Learning
1. I am encouraged to participate in class 3.01 0.77
2. The teaching is often stimulating 2.58 0.78
3. The teaching is student centered 2.60 0.86
4. The teaching helps to develop my competence 3.18 0.70
5. The teaching is well focused 2.72 0.79
6. The teaching helps to develop my confidence 3.19 0.60
7. The teaching time is put to good use 2.79 0.79
8. The teaching over-emphasizes factual learning a 1.49 0.80
9. I am clear about the learning objectives of the course 2.90 0.73
10. The teaching encourages me to be an active learner 2.88 0.75
11. Long term learning is emphasized over short term learning 2.70 0.84
12. The teaching is too teacher-centered a 2.19 1.03
Students’ Perception of Teachers
13. The teachers are knowledgeable 3.21 0.62
14. The teachers are patient with patients 2.84 0.72
15. The teachers ridicule the students a 2.41 0.95
16. The teachers are authoritarian a 1.37 0.95
17. The teachers have good communication skills with patients 2.99 0.79
18. The teachers are good at providing feedback to students 3.05 0.80
19. The teachers provide constructive criticism here 2.39 0.89
20. The teachers give clear examples 2.71 0.81
21. The teachers get angry in class a 2.30 1.02
22. The teachers are well prepared for their classes 2.75 0.85
23. The students irritate the teachers a 2.85 0.88
Students’ Academic Self-perception
24. Learning strategies which worked for me before continue to work for me now 2.31 1.03
25. I am confident about my passing this year 3.11 0.73
26. I feel I am being well prepared for my profession 2.91 0.75
27. Last year’s work has been a good preparation for this year’s work 2.57 0.89
28. I am able to memorize all I need 1.93 0.92
29. I have learned a lot about empathy in my profession 3.21 0.71
30. My problem solving skills are being well developed here 2.84 0.71
31. Much of what I have to learn seems relevant to a career in healthcare 3.06 0.60
Students’ Perception of Atmosphere
32. The atmosphere is relaxed during the ward teaching 2.02 1.05
33. This school is well timetabled 2.16 1.32
34. Cheating is a problem in this school a 2.70 1.37
35. The atmosphere is relaxed during lectures 2.80 0.74
36. There are opportunities for me to develop interpersonal skills 3.30 0.64
37. I feel comfortable in class socially 3.02 0.60
38. The atmosphere is relaxed during seminars/tutorials 2.92 0.75
39. I find the experience disappointing a 2.40 1.04
40. I am able to concentrate well 2.48 0.86
41. The enjoyment outweighs the stress of the course 2.50 0.95
42. The atmosphere motivates me as a learner 2.70 0.79
43. I feel able to ask the questions I want 2.78 0.91
Students’ Social Self-perception
44. There is a good support system for students who get stressed 1.69 1.17
45. I am too tired to enjoy the course a 1.98 1.09
46. I am rarely bored on this course 1.90 1.07
47. I have good friends in this school 3.20 0.77
48. My social life is good 2.89 0.68
49. I seldom feel lonely 2.10 1.20
50. My accommodation is pleasant 2.67 0.85
  1. aReverse scoring