Table 3

Regression model of variables associated with students’ attitude toward statistics
Model* B Beta P value
Constant 2.460 <0.001
Age −0.154 −0.113 0.003
Year of medical training 0.061 0.039 0.122
Level of statistical education 0.191 0.185 <0.001
Research experience 0.098 0.075 0.041
Mathematics basis 0.329 0.387 <0.001
Computer basis 0.074 0.073 0.057
Specialty†
Clinical, nonacademic 0.159 0.120 0.007
Research, academic 0.198 0.109 0.014
Nonmedical or other 0.291 0.101 0.012

R square of the model is 0.41.

*Age entered the model as a binary variable, Specialty entered the model as 3 dummy variables, and other variables entered the model as continuous variables.

†Reference category was ‘clinical, academic’.

Zhang et al.

Zhang et al. BMC Medical Education 2012 12:117   doi:10.1186/1472-6920-12-117

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