Table 4

Weighted z –scores for all participants and for student and employment status
Attribute Overall mean score DVM students (n=133) Practitioner (n=913) Faculty member (n= 78) Industry veterinarian (n = 35) Government veterinarian (n = 47)
Ethical 3.74 3.58 3.75 3.84 3.81 3.93
Sound Judgment 3.54 3.48 3.56 3.61 3.59 3.54
Communication 3.53 3.61 3.58 3.28 3.59 3.42
Critical and Creative Thinking 3.45 3.12 3.50 3.62 3.40 3.43
Personal Management Skills 3.02 3.05 3.07 2.85 2.90 3.02
Empathy 3.01 2.93 3.08 2.76 2.71 2.96
Collaboration 2.74 3.00 2.92 2.80 2.80 2.74
Self-Initiated Learning 2.71 2.74 2.80 2.96 2.77 2.63
Leadership/Mentoring 2.48 2.49 2.56 2.62 2.82 2.46
Altruism 2.47 2.59 2.42 2.32 2.14 2.45
Knowledge of the Veterinary Profession 2.32 2.41 2.40 2.34 2.46 2.41

Conlon et al.

Conlon et al. BMC Medical Education 2012 12:105   doi:10.1186/1472-6920-12-105

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