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Table 5 Comparison between approaches to learning scores in three medical departments

From: Measuring students’ approaches to learning in different clinical rotations

Scales Internal Med Mean (SD) Surgery Mean (SD) Neurology Mean (SD) F, (df), p, eta2
Surface Approach 36.14(5.35) 34.81(6.08) 35.05(4.14) .39 (2,39) .55 .02
Surface Motive 11.90(2.19) 11.29(2.61) 11.67(1.76) .42 (2,39) .86 .02
Surface Strategy 11.28(2.07) 10.62(2.50) 11.09(1.64) .50 (2,39) .61 .03
Achieving Motive 12.95(2.56) 12.90(3.10) 12.28(2.10) .45 (2,39) .64 .02
Deep Approach 42.71(4.83) 42.92(5.59) 40.81(4.91) 1.18 (2,39) .32 .06
Deep Motive 14.33(1.96) 14.19(2.27) 14.00(1.76) .15 (2,39) .86 .01
Deep Strategy 14.48(1.78) 14.43(1.94) 13.48(1.86) 1.90 (2,39) .16 .09
Achiev. Strategy 13.90(2.07) 14.33(2.67) 13.33(2.48) .94 (2,39) .40 .05