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Table 3 Positive attitude responses among students, as well as overall attitude score and those stratified by different students’ characteristics

From: Perception, attitude, practice and barriers towards medical research among undergraduate students

AttitudePositive responses
Valuable512 (98.8%)
Exciting509 (97.7%)
Enjoyable501 (96.2%)
Complicated472 (91.3%)
Time consuming395 (76.1%)
Overall score, mean ± SD3.58 ± 0.48
Stratified by students’ characteristicsMean ± SDP-value
SexMale3.56 ± 0.500.46
Female3.60 ± 0.46
Age18–213.59 ± 0.480.85
22–253.57 ± 0.53
25+3.45 ± 0.25
Class standingSophomore3.71 ± 0.47< 0.0001
Junior3.54 ± 0.46
Senior3.51 ± 0.48
GPA< 70%3.49 ± 0.610.72
70–78%3.58 ± 0.49
79–85%3.56 ± 0.42
86–90%3.59 ± 0.50
> 90%3.65 ± 0.48
MajorAgriculture/Nutrition3.53 ± 0.470.13
Math/physics3.78 ± 0.54
Biology3.65 ± 0.43
Chemistry3.58 ± 0.62
Environmental heath/Nursing3.53 ± 0.47
Othera3.61 ± 0.34
PremedicalYes3.67 ± 0.45< 0.0001
No3.50 ± 0.49
MRVP participationYes3.68 ± 0.460.34
No3.62 ± 0.40
Other previous/current research experienceYes3.64 ± 0.520.39
No3.58 ± 0.47
  1. aThe “Other” section includes the following majors: psychology, political sciences, education, mechanical engineering, electrical and computer engineering, computer and communications engineering and chemical engineering