Table 4

Loadings for the PCA and percentage variance explained for each component

Questionnaire item

Tutor Facilitation (36.86%)

Teaching (20.55%)

Practice & Feedback (12.56%)


The tutor was friendly and approachable

0.87

0.19

0.14

I would be very happy to work with this tutor again

0.84

0.24

0.14

The tutor is someone I feel I can trust

0.83

0.23

0.12

The tutor was enthusiastic about working with us

0.80

0.20

0.18

The tutor was sensitive to my difficulties

0.75

0.25

0.21

The tutor encouraged my contributions to the tutorial

0.74

0.24

0.23

The tutor was happy to answer my questions

0.73

0.30

0.23

The tutor's explanations were clear and unambiguous

0.72

0.36

0.23

The tutor asked appropriate questions to stimulate thinking

0.70

0.33

0.22

The content of the tutorials was appropriate for my level of understanding

0.27

0.83

0.15

The teaching helped me to make sense of the subject

0.33

0.80

0.21

The teaching was relevant to my needs and concerns

0.26

0.78

0.25

The teaching was clear in its aims and outcomes

0.35

0.76

0.19

I had plenty of opportunity to practice consultation skills

0.12

0.27

0.82

I was given good feedback on my performance

0.21

0.24

0.81

The teaching room is well equipped and comfortable

0.19

0.06

0.44


Papageorgiou et al. BMC Medical Education 2011 11:55   doi:10.1186/1472-6920-11-55

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