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Table 2 A comparison of the SDL Scores of medical students within the year of study based on age, academic performance, & marital status, Aksum University, School of medicine, 2019

From: Students’ perceptions towards self-directed learning in Ethiopian medical schools with new innovative curriculum: a mixed-method study

VariablesYear-1Year-2
Mean score (SD)P valueMean score (SD)P value
Academic year212.3 (36.26)238.2 (26.90)
Age
 20–24248.0 (24.04)0.1520.997
 25–29209.7 (35.91)238.2 (28.18)
 30–34238.2 (21.23)
Academic performance
  > 3.5213.3 (37.87)0.934252.5 (19.86)0.066
 3.0–3.5213.0 (36.59)228.6 (28.99)
  < 3.0204.6 (43.02)239.2 (20.17)
Marital status
 Single213.1 (39.96)0.862236.3 (28.53)0.648
 Married210.6 (29.34)240.8 (25.22)
  1. Interpretation of scores: Low (60–140); medium (141–220); high (221–300)