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Table 2 Descriptive statistics for the Osteopathy Clinical Teaching Questionnaire completed by the students and clinical educators

From: Clinical educator self-efficacy, self-evaluation and its relationship with student evaluations of clinical teaching

Item Student Clinical Educator
Mean St Dev Median Mean St Dev Median
1. Maintain a positive attitude towards students 4.66 0.64 5 4.43 0.60 4
2. Demonstrate humanistic attitudes in relating to patients (integrity, compassion and respect) 4.70 0.57 5 4.73 0.45 5
3 Show genuine concern for my students professional well-being 4.60 0.71 5 4.57 0.50 5
4. Have good communication skills 4.59 0.66 5 4.43 0.50 4
5. Am open to student questions and alternative approaches to patient management 4.55 0.74 5 4.43 0.60 4
6. Adjust teaching to my student’s needs (experience, competence, interest) 4.38 0.82 5 4.14 0.58 4
7. Promote reflection on clinical practice 4.38 0.82 5 4.19 0.66 4
8. Emphasise a problem-solving approach rather than solutions 4.46 0.80 5 4.19 0.87 5
9. Ask questions to enhance my students learning 4.39 0.81 5 4.30 0.66 4
10. Stimulate student’s to learn independently 4.33 0.81 5 4.14 0.79 4
11. Offer my student’s suggestions for improvement when required 4.48 0.82 5 4.32 0.58 4
12. Demonstrated osteopathic, clinical examination and rehabilitation knowledge and skill(s)a 3.66 0.67 4 4.27 0.51 4
Total score 53.14 6.99 55 51.34 4.11 50
Global rating 4.39 0.85 5 3.80 0.55 4
  1. a rescored for students only according to Vaughan [42]