Table 2

Correlations of UKCAT sub-scores with outcomes
Abstract Decision Quantitative Verbal OverallMark SkillsMark TheoryMark
reasoning analysis reasoning reasoning
Abstract reasoning (zUKCATabstractReasoning) 1 .196*** .190*** .114*** .080*** .053** .052*
(4,811) (4,811) (4,811) (4,811) (3,184) (2,075)
Decision analysis (zUKCATdecisionAnalysis) .196*** 1 .156*** .146*** .090*** .056*** .077***
(4,811) (4,811) (4,811) (4,811) (3,184) (2,075)
Quantitative reasoning (zUKCATquantitativeReasoning) .190*** .156*** 1 .213*** .076*** .044* .079***
(4,811) (4,811) (4,811) (4,811) (3,184) (2,075)
Verbal reasoning (zUKCATverbalReasoning) .114*** .146*** .213*** 1 .115*** .028 .177***
(4,811) (4,811) (4,811) (4,811) (3,184) (2,075)
Total UKCAT score (zUKCATtotal) .604*** .655*** .583*** .591*** .148*** .075*** .160***
(4,811) (4,811) (4,811) (4,811) (4,811) (3,184) (2,075)
Educational attainment (zEducationalAttainment) .144*** .131*** .133*** .087*** .362*** .210*** .351***
(3,432) (3,432) (3,432) (3,432) (3,432) (2,240) (1,407)
Three best A-levels (Alevels_TotalBest) .123*** .121*** .127*** .062** .177*** .096*** .248***
(2,764) (2,764) (2,764) (2,764) (2,764) (2,000) (1,250)
Five best highers (SQAhighers_TotalBest) .083* .129*** .202*** .070 .003 .027 .074
(769) (769) (769) (769) (769) (298) (199)

Correlations of the UKCAT subscales with each other, with UKCAT total score, and with prior Educational Attainment (three best A-levels, five best Highers and zEducationalAttainment), and medical school performance (Overall, and Skills and Theory assessments); ***P <.001; **P <.01; *P <.05.

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