Table 3

Mean scores, standard deviations and Cronbach's Alpha reliability coefficients for the factorially derived scales

Scales

Number of Cases

Number of Items (score range)

Mean (SD)

Cronbach's Α


1. Perception of the formal and informal curriculum of medical program

481

4 (4-24)

17.71 (3.77)

0.75

2. Perception of the formal curriculum

493

2 (2-12)

6.23 (2.24)

0.77

3. Reasons for using the informal curriculum

500

2 (2-12)

9.96 (1.76)

0.81

4. Value of using peer-led tutorial groups

372

4 (4-24)

19.29 (3.04)

0.96

5. Value of using self-organised study groups

386

4 (4-24)

18.26 (3.16)

0.96

6. Value of using student notes from past students

460

4 (4-24)

18.75 (3.62)

0.92

7. Value of accessing past exam papers

494

2 (2-12)

8.17 (2.12)

0.72

8. Value of talking to students from previous cohorts

464

4 (4-24)

16.94 (3.08)

0.89


"Not applicable" is excluded from each scale.

Zhang et al. BMC Medical Education 2011 11:87   doi:10.1186/1472-6920-11-87

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