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Table 1 Descriptive statistics and comparison of scores for generations 2010/2011 and 2011/2012

From: Academic and non-academic predictors of academic performance in medical school: an exploratory cohort study

Variable (scale range) Median (95%CI) P*
Generation 2010/2011
(N=26)
Generation 2011/2012
(N=41)
High-school GPA (2.0-5.0) 4.8 (4.7-5.0) 4.9 (4.8-4.9) 0.505
SGE score (maximum score 1000.0) 762.0 (693.9-908.0)a 820.0 (800.0-847.1)b 0.321
First year GPA (2.0-5.0) 4.0 (3.9-4.3)c 4.0 (4.0-4.2)d 0.675
Sixth year GPA (2.0-5.0) 4.1 (4.0-4.2) 4.0 (3.9-4.1) 0.534
Attitudes towards science
 Perceived value for humanity (16.0-80.0) 59.0 (52.0-65.7) 56.5 (54.3-60.7) 0.551
 Perceived value of scientific methodology (12.0-60.0) 44.0 (40.8-49.5) 46.0 (43.0-48.0) 0.568
 Perceived value for medicine (17.0-60.0) 61.0 (58.3-66.0) 62.0 (59.0-65.0) 0.721
Work Preference Inventory
 Intrinsic motivation (15.0-75.0) 47.5 (45.8-51.0) 62.0 (59.0-64.0) <0.001
 Extrinsic motivation (15.0-75.0) 42.0 (38.8-43.3) 49.0 (46.9-51.5) <0.001
ESCQ-45 (45.0-225.0) 169.5 (160.5-176.3) 172.0 (165.0-179.5) 0.373
Rosenberg self-esteem scale (10.0-50.0) 41.5 (36.0-44.3) 44.0 (41.0-45.0) 0.223
Perceived incompetence (10.0-50.0) 21.0 (14.8-25.3) 16.0 (14.8-19.0) 0.065
  1. *Mann-Whitney independent samples test. A Bonferroni correction for multiple measurements was performed (0.05/12) and determined the cut-off as P=0.004
  2. GPA Grade Point Average, ESCQ-45 Emotional Skills and Competence Questionnaire
  3. a20 participants did not provide their SGE score
  4. b8 participants did not provide their SGE score
  5. cOne participant did not provide their first-year GPA score
  6. d6 participants did not provide their first-year GPA score