Table 3

Self-assessment of communicative competence before and after participation in the seminar (rating scale: 1 = very good; 6 = insufficient)

Year

Group

Pre (t0)

M (SD)

Post (t1)

M (SD)

F value

(Partial eta-squared)


communicative competence

2008

PMS

2.13 (.63)

1.61 (.50)

F(1,72) TIME = 4.08* (.054)



SCS

2.02 (.68)

2.12 (.93)

F(1,72) TIME × COURSE = 8.73** (.108)


F (1,72) COURSE = 1.64 (.022)


communicative competence

2009

PMS

2.45 (.51)

1.90 (.55)

F(1,30) TIME = .41 (.014)



SCS

2.58 (.90)

2.92 (1.08)

F(1,30) TIME × COURSE = 6.85* (.187)


F (1,30) COURSE = 7.52* (.201)


PMS psychosocial medicine students; SCS standard surriculum students; *significant at the 5% level, **significant at the 1% level

Hausberg et al. BMC Medical Education 2012 12:16   doi:10.1186/1472-6920-12-16

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