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Table 2 Degree of helpfulness of the method of learning character qualities (n = 728)

From: Medical students’ self-evaluation of character, and method of character education

Character qualities Club activities Course study Role modeling of professors Team-based learning activities Relationships with peer students
Service and sacrifice 3.5 ± 1.39 2.8 ± 1.36 3.3 ± 1.34 3.5 ± 1.25 3.4 ± 1.24
Empathy and communication 3.9 ± 1.17 2.9 ± 1.33 3.4 ± 1.28 3.8 ± 1.10 4.0 ± .97
Care and respect 3.8 ± 1.17 3.0 ± 1.32 3.4 ± 1.25 3.8 ± 1.16 3.9 ± .99
Honesty and humility 3.0 ± 1.35 2.9 ± 1.35 3.4 ± 1.32 3.3 ± 1.21 3.5 ± 1.18
Responsibility and calling 3.7 ± 1.29 3.3 ± 1.29 3.7 ± 1.22 3.8 ± 1.20 3.5 ± 1.22
Collaboration and magnanimity 4.0 ± 1.17 3.1 ± 1.32 3.3 ± 1.33 3.9 ± 1.13 3.8 ± 1.04
Creativity and positivity 3.2 ± 1.43 2.8 ± 1.37 3.1 ± 1.41 3.3 ± 1.26 3.1 ± 1.32
Patience and leadership 3.7 ± 1.22 3.1 ± 1.32 3.5 ± 1.27 3.8 ± 1.12 3.6 ± 1.14
TOTAL 3.6 ± 1.02 3.0 ± 1.10 3.4 ± 1.10 3.6 ± .93 3.6 ± .87