Table 7

Factor analytic loadings of the MS questionnaire items in the teacher sample
Item I II III
“Medical goals of the curriculum and the teachers General conditions of the curriculum Students’ social skills
3 The teachers are competent both didactically as well as in terms of content. 0.76
8 The teachers are willing to develop perpetually. 0.73
2 The teachers are in a livelily dialogue with the students and other teachers. 0.66 0.35
20 The students learn to master the basic medical competencies. 0.64
9 The students learn about the physical, mental and social dimensions of health and disease. 0.64
11 The students learn to consider the individuality of patients in professional decisions. 0.61 0.31
4 The teachers provide stimulating feedback. 0.60 0.32
1 The teachers are role models for the students. 0.59
15 The students learn to think critically in consideration of evidence and to make decisions on that basis. 0.58 0.41
21 The students learn to make differential diagnoses and to develop treatment strategies independently. 0.57 0.35
5 The teachers are persons in charge and in a position of trust for the students. 0.56 0.32
24 The course inspires the students for a self-directed learning. 0.54 0.44
36 The course is problem-oriented. 0.52 0.42
33 The course is patient-oriented. 0.50 0.44
14 The students are well prepared for lifelong learning and to develop personally. 0.49 0.32 0.40
25 The course promotes scientific thinking and working. 0.45 0.31
13 The students learn to impart their knowledge to others. 0.44 0.40
27 The course encourages students at a professional level. 0.42
35 The course supports the students on a personal level. 0.42 0.35
34 The course offers scope for stays abroad. 0.59
30 The course provides scope for academic qualification. 0.58 0.42
29 The course consists of a core curriculum and offers comprehensive electives. 0.58
28 The course is family-friendly. 0.57
17 The students learn to consider health-economic conditions. 0.56
31 The course is designed and developed jointly by teachers and students. 0.31 0.55
19 The students master the basics of scientific work. 0.49 0.38
18 The students learn skills of self-organization and time management. 0.46 0.36
26 The course is accompanied by educational research. 0.44
37 The course is interdisciplinary. 0.35 0.41
6 The teachers receive recognition for their work by the faculty. 0.34
22 The students communicate appropriately, sensitively and respectfully with colleagues. 0.67
23 The students cope straight and adequately with errors. 0.32 0.59
10 The students communicate appropriately, sensitively and respectfully with patients. 0.41 0.55
12 The students act in consideration of ethical principles. 0.45 0.48
7 The teachers receive recognition for their work by the students. 0.47
16 The students know their personal limits. 0.46
32 The course considers the equality of women and men. 0.32

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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