Skip to main content

Table 1 Frequencya with which teaching meets faculty basic psychological needs including competence, autonomy, and relatedness

From: To teach or not to teach? Assessing medical school faculty motivation to teach in the era of curriculum reform

  Category (n) Competence Mean (SD) Autonomy Mean (SD) Relatedness Mean (SD)
Overall All Faculty (107) 3.49 (0.49) 3.26 (0.52) 3.20 (0.66)
Faculty Rank Professor (38) 3.59 (0.41) 3.41 (0.43)* 3.39 (0.54)
Associate Professor (35) 3.46 (0.52) 3.07 (0.55)* 2.99 (0.66)
Assistant Professor (29) 3.41 (0.54) 3.44 (0.51) 3.26 (0.76)
Instructor (4) 3.40 (0.46) 2.95 (0.42) 3.27 (0.54)
Faculty Type Basic Science (23) 3.61 (0.46) 3.17 (0.54) 3.17 (0.67)
Clinical (83) 3.45 (0.50) 3.31 (0.51) 3.23 (0.65)
Gender Identity Female (50) 3.45 (0.52) 3.24 (0.58) 3.34)0.69)
Male (55) 3.54 (0.46) 3.35 (0.44) 3.15 (0.58)
Most Recent Teaching  < 12 months (98) 3.50 (0.49) 3.29 (0.52) 3.23 (0.67)
 > 12 months (9) 3.32 (0.48) 3.21 (053) 3.16 (0.47)
  1. aScale for survey items 4 Very often 3 Often 2 Sometimes 1 Never
  2. *p = 0.004