Table 2

Initial confidence clinical skills broken down by demographic factors
Factor Group N Mean(std dev) F statistic p value
Gender Male 153 0.31 (1.04) 4.839 p = .029
Female 116 0.03 (1.05)
Age 20-25 136 0.11 (0.95) .861 p = .424
26-36 106 0.29 (1.19)
36+ 27 0.18 (0.99)
Experience None at all 48 0.12 (1.08) 2.639 p = .024
63 −0.06 (0.89)
56 0.02 (0.96)
54 0.44 (1.15)
25 0.45 (1.28)
Extensive 23 0.58 (0.92)
Qualification Possess degree upon entry 153 0.27 (1.12) 1.910 p = .168
No degree upon entry 116 0.09 (0.89)

Post-hoc comparison by Experience using Bonferroni revealed none had significant difference.

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