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Table 4 Importance of pharmacy mentors’ competence for mentors from different educational backgrounds

From: Competence of pharmacy mentors: a survey of the perceptions of pharmacy postgraduates and their mentors

Subscale Mentors’ educational background F P
Bachelor’s(n = 4) Master’s(n = 14) Doctorate(n = 90)
Research competence 70.000 ± 8.756 64.710 ± 7.237 64.580 ± 7.009 1.120 0.330
Educational competence 37.250 ± 2.754 32.714 ± 6.650 30.233 ± 5.253 4.239 0.017
Supportive competence 31.750 ± 2.630 26.429 ± 7.046 24.044 ± 5.234 4.717 0.011
Communication competence 31.500 ± 2.380 28.714 ± 3.384 28.489 ± 4.015 1.143 0.323
Academic achievement 32.250 ± 1.708 25.214 ± 6.015 23.244 ± 5.420 5.791 0.004
Professional knowledge 31.750 ± 1.500 28.714 ± 5.150 28.644 ± 4.788 0.812 0.447
  1. Values are expressed as the means of three replicates with standard deviations (Mean ± SD).