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Table 2 Students’ academic attitude towards classroom attendance

From: Why do students skip classroom lectures: A single dental school report

  Total Gender Academic year Academic average
Male Female 2nd 3rd 4th 5th 6th < 3.75 3.75–4.49 4.50–5.00
How much time on average do you need to reach dental school N 667 667 666 658
< 30 min 212 (31.8%) 122 (41.1%) 90 (24.3%) 62 (35.2%) 39 (32.8%) 30 (33.7%) 38 (22.5%) 43 (38.1%) 21 (45.7%) 71 (28.5%) 118 (32.5%)
30–60 min 343 (51.4%) 131 (44.1%) 212 (57.3%) 83 (47.2%) 65 (54.6%) 46 (51.7%) 91 (53.8%) 57 (50.4%) 18 (39.1%) 132 (53.0%) 187 (51.5%)
> 60 min 112 (16.8%) 44 (14.8%) 68 (18.4%) 31 (17.6%) 15 (12.6%) 13 (14.6%) 40 (23.7%) 13 (11.5%) 7 (15.2%) 46 (18.5%) 58 (16.0%)
p-value p < 0.001¥* p = 0.042¥* p= p = 0.218¥
Do you think classes should be optional for students? N 664 664 668 655
No 160 (24.1%) 66 (22.3%) 94 (25.5%) 34 (19.4%) 30 (25.2%) 26 (28.9%) 44 (26.5%) 25 (22.1%) 7 (15.9%) 58 (23.2%) 93 (25.9%)
Yes 504 (75.9%) 230 (77.7%) 274 (74.5%) 141 (80.6%) 89 (74.8%) 64 (71.1%) 122 (73.5%) 88 (77.9%) 39 (84.8%) 192 (76.8%) 266 (74.1%)
p-value p = 0.331¥ p = 0.396¥ p = 0.255¥
Do you think attending classes have a positive influence on students’ academic performance? N 665 665 664 656
No 161 (24.2%) 96 (32.4%) 65 (17.6%) 70 (39.8%) 20 (16.5%) 13 (14.4%) 27 (16.5%) 31 (27.4%) 15 (34.1%) 55 (22.1%) 90 (24.9%)
Yes 504 (75.8%) 200 (67.6%) 304 (82.4%) 106 (60.2%) 101 (83.5%) 77 (85.6%) 137 (83.5%) 82 (72.6%) 31 (67.4%) 194 (77.9%) 271 (75.1%)
p-value p < 0.001¥* p < 0.001¥* p = 0.293¥
How many times per month on average do you skip classes? N 671 671 670 661
0–2 times 297 (44.3%) 89 (30.2%) 208 (55.3%) 70 (39.1%) 66 (53.7%) 45 (50.0%) 66 (39.5%) 50 (45.0%) 13 (28.9%) 98 (39.5%) 181 (49.2%)
3–4 times 204 (30.4%) 90 (30.5%) 114 (30.3%) 53 (29.6%) 38 (30.9%) 19 (21.1%) 60 (35.9%) 33 (29.7%) 13 (28.9%) 85 (34.3%) 104 (28.3%)
5–6 times 80 (11.9%) 48 (16.3%) 32 (8.5%) 14 (7.8%) 11 (8.9%) 13 (14.4%) 26 (15.6%) 16 (14.4%) 10 (22.2%) 34 (13.7%) 34 (9.2%)
More than 6 times 90 (13.4%) 68 (23.1%) 22 (5.9%) 42 (23.5%) 8 (6.5%) 13 (14.4%) 15 (9.0%) 12 (10.8%) 9 (20.0%) 31 (12.5%) 49 (13.3%)
p-value p < 0.001¥* p < 0.001¥* p = 0.014¥*
If KAUFD installs video recording devices in classrooms to record live lectures and make it available, are you: N 644 644 643 634
Less likely to skip or be late to a lecture 147 (22.8%) 57 (20.1%) 90 (25.0%) 41 (24.1%) 25 (20.7%) 27 (31.4%) 32 (20.4%) 21 (19.3%) 9 (20.5%) 53 (22.4%) 83 (23.5%)
No difference 312 (48.4%) 138 (48.6%) 174 (48.3%) 88 (51.8%) 70 (57.9%) 31 (36.0%) 77 (49.0%) 46 (42.2%) 24 (54.5%) 103 (43.5%) 178 (50.4%)
More likely to skip or be late to a lecture 185 (28.7%) 89 (31.3%) 96 (26.7%) 41 (24.1%) 26 (21.5%) 28 (32.6%) 48 (30.6%) 42 (38.5%) 11 (25.0%) 81 (34.2%) 92 (26.1%)
p-value p = 0.235¥ p = 0.02¥* p = 0.238¥