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Table 2 Extenta to which factors along OIT spectrum motivate faculty to teach ranging from intrinsic to identified to introjected to external motivations

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

  Category (n) Intrinsic Mean (SD) Identified Mean (SD) Introjected Mean (SD) External Mean (SD)
Overall All Faculty (107) 3.65 (0.43) 3.55 (0.51) 1.92 (0.84) 1.94 (0.68)
Faculty Rank Full Professor (38) 3.69 (0.44) 3.56 (0.52) 2.13 (0.95) 2.01 (0.59)
Assoc Professor (35) 3.59 (0.44) 3.58 (0.47) 1.68 (0.73) 1.86 (0.71)
Assist Professor (29) 3.71 (0.41) 3.60 (0.48) 2.00 (0.76) 1.97 (0.69)
Instructor (4) 3.75 (0.33) 3.10 (1.02) 1.00 (0.00) 1.38 (0.75)
Faculty Type Basic Science (23) 3.73 (0.41) 3.61 (0.37) 1.74 (0.76) 2.40 (0.74)*
Clinical (83) 3.64 (0.43) 3.53 (0.55) 1.95 (0.85) 1.80 (0.59)*
Gender Identity Female (50) 3.67 (0.43) 3.59 (0.52) 1.79 (0.81) 1.85 (0.67)
Male (55) 3.64 (0.44) 3.54 (0.51) 2.04 (0.87) 1.95 (0.61)
Most Recent Teaching  < 12 months (98) 3.66 (0.43) 3.57 (0.50) 1.90 (0.83) 1.92 (0.68)
 > 12 months (9) 3.60 (0.49) 3.40 (0.64) 2.12 (0.90) 1.92 (0.50)
  1. aScale for survey items: 4 Very much 3 Quite a bit 2 Some 1 Very little
  2. *p < 0.001