Table 6

Weighted z –scores for all participants and age groups
Attribute* Overall mean score 20-30* (n = 259) 31-40* (n =306) 41-50* (n = 310) 51-60* (n = 263) >60* (n =174)
Ethical 3.74 3.62 3.68 3.79 3.92 3.71
Sound Judgment 3.54 3.45 3.53 3.59 3.57 3.58
Communication 3.53 3.64 3.66 3.58 3.37 3.32
Critical and Creative Thinking 3.45 3.32 3.53 3.50 3.48 3.41
Personal Management Skills 3.02 3.00 3.01 3.07 3.02 2.99
Empathy 3.01 3.00 3.05 2.97 2.95 2.91
Collaboration 2.74 2.97 2.83 2.78 2.82 2.89
Self-Initiated Learning 2.71 2.71 2.73 2.73 2.73 2.81
Leadership/Mentoring 2.48 2.49 2.42 2.44 2.54 2.58
Altruism 2.47 2.46 2.29 2.27 2.40 2.36
Knowledge of the Veterinary Profession 2.32 2.33 2.27 2.29 2.23 2.46

*years of age.

Conlon et al.

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

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