Table 3

Role definition and functioning of psychiatrists (percentage of students)

Before (%)

After (%)

Statistics


Question

SA

MA

MD

SD

SA

MA

MD

SD

Z

p


7. Psychiatry is not a genuine and valid branch of medicine.

1.3

1.3

15

82.4

5.9

1.3

5.2

87.6

0.4

.68, ns

8. Most psychiatrists are clear, logical thinkers.

18.3

53.6

24.8

3.3

24.2

61.4

11.8

2.6

2.32

.02

9. With few exceptions, clinical psychologists and social

workers are just as qualified as psychiatrists to diagnose and

treat emotionally disturbed persons.

0.7

8.5

41.1

49.7

1.3

3.9

26.2

68.6

2.67

.007

10. Among mental health professionals, psychiatrists have the

most authority and influence.

41.2

40.5

12.4

5.9

47.7

39.2

11.8

1.3

1.66

.09,ns

11. Psychiatrists are too frequently apologetic when teaching

psychiatry.

24.8

54.9

16.4

3.9

14.4

36.6

41.8

7.2

4.75

.0000

12. Psychiatry is too ''biologically'' minded and not attentive

enough to the patient's personal life and psychological problems.

2

5.9

32

60.1

0.7

10.5

24.8

64

0.06

.95,ns

13. Psychiatry is too analytical, theoretical, and psychodynamic,

and not attentive enough to patient's physiology.

1.3

8.5

51.6

38.6

0.0

2.6

41.8

55.6

-3.34

.0008


SA = Strongly agree; MA = Moderately agree; MD = Moderately disagree; SD = Strongly disagree.

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