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Table 5 Mean, SD of items and their loading on each component of “other peoples’ views of GP/FM”

From: Medical students’ attitudes towards and views of general practice careers in Singapore: a cross-sectional survey and qualitative analysis

  Mean SD Component loadings
1. within the medical community 2. outside the medical community
Peers at medical school 5.33 2.04 .847  
Overall culture of medical school (including school curriculum) 5.68 2.20 .836  
Lecturers and trainers at medical school 6.17 1.88 .810  
Doctors on placements in other specialties 5.05 1.91 .762  
Family members and/or friends who have a medical background (non-GPs) 5.37 1.94 .654  
GPs on placements 7.09 1.81 .487  
General public 5.73 1.99   .886
Entertainment, TV (e.g., sitcoms, documentaries) 5.77 1.99   .848
Newspapers, online news articles or TV news 6.19 1.84   .801
Family members and/or friends (without medical background) 5.19 2.45   .733
Family members and/or friends who are GPs 6.72 2.00 .308 .337
Variance explained    43.6% 14.3%
  1. For Mean and SD, 0 = extremely negative, 10 = extremely positive