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Table 4 Positive practice responses among students, as well as overall practice score and those stratified by different students’ characteristics

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

PracticePositive responses
Willing to take part in any research related task477 (92.1%)
Willing to spend > 2 months458 (88.4%)
Willing to take part in a medical research project even if it does not lead to a publication450 (87.0%)
Willing to devote the same time to medical research as their university studies354 (68.3%)
Overall score, mean ± SD3.57 ± 0.78
Stratified by students’ characteristicsMean ± SDP-value
SexMale3.56 ± 0.830.67
Female3.60 ± 0.76
Age18–213.58 ± 0.750.79
22–253.60 ± 1.20
25+3.31 ± 0.63
Class standingSophomore3.67 ± 0.740.15
Junior3.54 ± 0.72
Senior3.52 ± 0.85
GPA< 70%3.48 ± 0.970.48
70–78%3.56 ± 0.81
79–85%3.50 ± 0.78
86–90%3.68 ± 0.76
> 90%3.61 ± 0.73
MajorAgriculture/Nutrition3.50 ± 0.790.21
Math/physics3.54 ± 0.91
Biology3.71 ± 0.72
Chemistry3.52 ± 0.87
Environmental heath/Nursing3.52 ± 0.78
Othera3.70 ± 0.83
PremedicalYes3.71 ± 0.70< 0.0001
No3.44 ± 0.84
MRVP participationYes3.96 ± 0.640.01
No3.67 ± 0.78
Other previous/current research experienceYes3.90 ± 0.660.04
No3.55 ± 0.79
  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