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Table 3 Descriptive statistics for the Self-efficacy in Clinical Teachers (SECT) tool

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

SECT item Mean St Dev Median
1. I can correctly appraise the learning needs of students 5.16 0.83 5
2. I can write individualised learning objectives based on a student’s unique situation 4.97 1.04 5
3. I can provide appropriate instructional content, based on a student’s learning need. 5.27 0.77 5
4. I can select appropriate teaching strategies when encountering different student’s needs. 5.35 0.98 6
5. I can refine teaching content and methods based on a student’s learning needs and confounding factors 5.05 0.97 5
6. I can teach what the student needs to know 5.62 0.72 6
7. I am effective in my clinical training 5.57 0.80 6
8. I am well organised and prepared for the in-practice teaching 5.46 0.87 5
9. I can provide clinical instruction in a clear manner that students can understand 5.68 0.82 6
10. I can correctly demonstrate clinical skills such as management of the patient consultation/interaction 6.08 0.79 6
11. I have the ability to evaluate the effectiveness of a student’s clinical and consulting efforts through direct observation. 5.43 0.76 5
12. I can teach registrars to determine their professional boundaries 5.54 0.80 6
13. I can handle most difficult student questions or situations 5.59 0.83 6
14. I give clear explanations to questions around clinical scenarios 5.70 0.89 6
15. I can tailor my feedback to be constructive and developmental 5.62 0.92 6
16. I am concerned for my students wellbeing 6.27 0.80 6
17. I have the ability to change the attitude/values of a student 4.95 0.91 5
18. I can design teaching plans for students 4.84 0.99 5
19. I can prepare learning objectives across a student’s area of development 4.86 0.95 5
20. I can give instruction on strategies and resources in a student’s area of development 5.19 0.99 5
21. I can stimulate the student to learn areas of curriculum that don’t interest them 4.92 1.04 5
22. I can provide appropriate support for helping students learn and sustain work/life/family balance and personal wellbeing 5.73 1.02 6
SECT Domain 1 - Customising Teaching to Learning Needs 42.46 5.15 43
SECT Domain 2 - Teaching Prowess 45.92 4.67 47
SECT Domain 3 - Impact on Learner’s Development 30.49 4.28 30