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Table 4 Comparison of the TPB constructs among UK and non-UK graduates in three professional behaviours: a) raising concerns, b) reflective practice and c) use of confidentiality guidance)

From: A theory-based study of doctors’ intentions to engage in professional behaviours

Professional behaviourTPB factorPMQM (SD)t-test statistics
Raising concernsATTUK3.84 (1.03)t(303) = −3.8; p < .001
Non-UK4.35 (1.12)
SNUK4.75 (1.01)t(304) = 0.6; p = 553
Non-UK4.67 (1.20)
PBCUK5.19 (1.30)t(304) = −1.5; p = .147
Non-UK5.42 (1.20)
INTUK5.59 (1.06)t(303) = −1.5; p = .143
Non-UK5.78 (0.91)
Reflective practiceATTUK5.13 (1.11)t(304) = −4.3; p < .001
Non-UK5.70 (0.95)
SNUK4.40 (1.03)t(304) = −0.6; p = .580
Non-UK4.49 (1.32)
PBCUK5.10 (1.54)t(302) = −1.3; p = .209
Non-UK5.34 (1.40)
INTUK5.89 (1.15)t(304) = −2.8; p = .005
Non-UK6.24 (0.89)
Use of confidentiality guidanceATTUK4.62 (1.06)t(304) = −2.0; p = .048
Non-UK4.89 (1.09)
SNUK3.96 (1.41)t(304) = −2.3; p < .001
Non-UK4.37 (1.53)
PBCUK4.55 (1.08)t(304) = −0.9; p = .390
Non-UK4.67 (1.12)
INTUK4.97 (1.36)t(303) = −4.9; p < .001
Non-UK5.65 (0.97)
  1. Note. PMQ Primary medical qualification, ATT Attitudes, SN Subjective norms, PBC Perceived behavioural control, INT Intentions