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Table 2 Factor analysis of professional competence scale items

From: Peer assessment of professionalism in undergraduate medical education

  Factor pattern
(weights)
Factor structure
(correlations)
Work habits Interpersonal habits Work habits Interpersonal habits
Identifies and solves problems 0.90   0.88 0.57
Thinks and works independently 0.86   0.87 0.56
Clearly explains reasoning processes 0.83   0.83 0.52
Consistently well-prepared 0.85   0.8 0.4
Seeks responsibility 0.76   0.86 0.64
Takes initiative 0.81   0.8 0.49
Shares information with others 0.32 0.53 0.66 0.74
Asks for feedback 0.35 0.51 0.67 0.73
Seeks to understand others   0.92 0.53 0.89
Demonstrates respect   0.92 0.48 0.85
Admits mistakes   0.80 0.58 0.85
Trustworthy   0.87 0.54 0.86
Dresses appropriately   0.52 0.39 0.56
Behaves appropriately   0.88 0.45 0.82
Cronbach’s α for each factor 0.91 0.91   
Variance explained for each factor 11.60% 55.90%   
Correlation between factors 0.63