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Table 5 Postgraduates’ perceptions of the importance of pharmacy mentors’ competence according to postgraduates’ sex

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

Subscale Postgraduates’ sex t p
Male (n = 41) Female (n = 67)
Research competence 58.830 ± 15.417 64.388 ± 7.475 −2.159 0.036
Educational competence 26.244 ± 8.532 29.418 ± 6.677 −2.154 0.034
Supportive competence 26.707 ± 6.112 27.702 ± 5.967 −0.833 0.407
Communication competence 26.317 ± 6.904 28.821 ± 4.246 −2.092 0.041
Academic achievement 23.537 ± 7.078 24.000 ± 6.053 −0.362 0.718
Professional knowledge 27.293 ± 6.396 29.090 ± 4.430 −1.582 0.119
  1. Values are expressed as the means of three replicates with standard deviations (Mean ± SD).