Table 6

Factor analytic loadings of the MS questionnaire items in the student sample
Item I II
“The teachers and the curriculum “The students and the curriculum
5 The teachers are persons in charge and in a position of trust for the students. 0.73
31 The course is designed and developed jointly by teachers and students. 0.64
2 The teachers are in a livelily dialogue with the students and other teachers. 0.63
4 The teachers provide stimulating feedback. 0.63
29 The course consists of a core curriculum and offers comprehensive electives. 0.61
33 The course is patient-oriented. 0.57
28 The course is family-friendly. 0.57
3 The teachers are competent both didactically as well as in terms of content. 0.57
30 The course provides scope for academic qualification. 0.56
8 The teachers are willing to develop perpetually. 0.53
1 The teachers are role models for the students. 0.50
26 The course is accompanied by educational research. 0.48
36 The course is problem-oriented. 0.46 0.38
21 The students learn to make differential diagnoses and to develop treatment strategies independently. 0.46 0.34
19 The students master the basics of scientific work. 0.44 0.33
34 The course offers scope for stays abroad. 0.44
17 The students learn to consider health-economic conditions. 0.41
6 The teachers receive recognition for their work by the faculty. 0.38
37 The course is interdisciplinary. 0.31
27 The course encourages students on a professional level. 0.60
22 The students communicate appropriately, sensitively and respectfully with colleagues. 0.60
12 The students act in consideration of ethical principles. 0.59
14 The students are well prepared for lifelong learning and to develop personally. 0.31 0.59
15 The students learn to think critically in consideration of evidence and to make decisions on that basis. 0.32 0.56
24 The course inspires the students for a self-directed learning. 0.32 0.51
13 The students learn to impart their knowledge to others. 0.51
9 The students learn about the physical, mental and social dimensions of health and disease. 0.51
16 The students know their personal limits. 0.49
11 The students learn to consider the individuality of patients in professional decisions. 0.49
20 The students learn to master the basic medical competencies. 0.38 0.48
23 The students cope straight and adequately with errors. 0.48
10 The students communicate appropriately, sensitively and respectfully with patients. 0.46
32 The course considers the equality of women and men. 0.45
35 The course supports the students on a personal level. 0.40 0.43
25 The course promotes scientific thinking and working. 0.38 0.41
18 The students learn skills of self-organization and time management. 0.40
7 The teachers receive recognition for their work by the students. 0.30

Loadings < 0.30 are not shown for reasons of clarity.

Rotthoff et al.

Rotthoff et al. BMC Medical Education 2012 12:109   doi:10.1186/1472-6920-12-109

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