Table 2

Standardised performance on Conscientiousness Index z scores and the three groups of Selected Response Questions (SRQs- logit z scores) according to peer rating category for students in both cohorts (N = 194)

Peer Ratings of Professionalism

Conscientious. Index z scores*

Anatomy SRQ Performance Mean (SD)

Skills SRQ Performance Mean (SD)

Professionalism SRQ Performance


High (N = 13)

.83 (.7)**

.75(1.1)*

.21(.9)§

.33(1.1)

Neither (N = 163)

.01(1.0)**

-.06(.9)

.02(1.0)

.02(1.0)

Low (N = 16)

-.74(1.1)**

.33 (1.1)

-.40(.9)

-.34(1.0)


** All intergroup differences significant at the p <.01 level

* Intergroup difference between "High" and "Neither" group significant at the p <.01 level

§ Intergroup difference between "high" and "low" group of borderline significance at p = .07

Tiffin et al. BMC Medical Education 2011 11:43   doi:10.1186/1472-6920-11-43

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