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Table 5 Mean and standard deviation for individual items of the DREEM

From: Veterinary students’ perceptions of their learning environment as measured by the Dundee Ready Education Environment Measure

Item   Mean SD
1 I am encouraged to participate during lectures 2.76 0.77
2 The lecturers are knowledgeable 3.52 0.52
3 There is a good support system for students who get stressed 2.27 0.98
4 I am too tired to enjoy the program 1.79 1.03
5 Learning strategies which worked for me before continue to work for me now 2.19 1.10
6 The clinical faculty espouse a patient centered approach to clinical work 2.80 0.72
7 The teaching is often stimulating 2.49 0.83
8 The faculty ridicule the students 2.90 0.96
9 The faculty are authoritarian 2.25 1.06
10 I am confident about my passing this year 3.16 0.73
11 The atmosphere is relaxed during clinical teaching 2.20 0.87
12 The program is well scheduled 1.39 0.99
13 The teaching is student centered 2.51 0.90
14 I am rarely bored with the program 2.53 0.94
15 I have good friends within the program 3.31 0.93
16 The teaching helps to develop my competence 3.10 0.65
17 Cheating is a problem within the program 3.10 0.86
18 The clinical faculty have good communication skills with clients 2.70 0.67
19 My social life is good 2.13 1.09
20 The teaching is well focused 2.73 0.69
21 I feel I am being well prepared for my profession 2.82 0.76
22 The teaching helps to develop my confidence 2.50 0.89
23 The atmosphere is relaxed during lectures 2.68 0.75
24 The teaching time is put to good use 2.70 0.72
25 The teaching over emphasizes factual learning 1.67 0.96
26 Last year’s work has been a good preparation for this year’s work 2.67 0.73
27 I am able to memorize all I need 1.31 0.98
28 I seldom feel lonely 2.31 1.08
29 The faculty are good at providing feedback to students 2.46 0.93
30 There are opportunities for me to develop interpersonal skills 2.73 0.73
31 I have learned a lot about empathy in my profession 2.52 0.84
32 The faculty provide constructive criticism here 2.66 0.73
33 I feel comfortable in lectures socially 2.83 0.82
34 The atmosphere is relaxed in lectures or rounds 2.70 0.73
35 I find the experience disappointing 2.95 0.89
36 I am able to concentrate well 2.37 0.91
37 The faculty give clear examples 2.82 0.69
38 I am clear about the learning objectives of the classes 2.81 0.77
39 The faculty get angry in lecture 3.22 0.71
40 Faculty are well prepared for their teaching sessions 3.10 0.64
41 My problem solving skills are being well developed here 2.75 0.78
42 The enjoyment outweighs the stress of the program 2.21 1.08
43 The atmosphere motivates me as a learner 2.41 0.95
44 The teaching encourages me to be an active learner 2.44 0.90
45 Much of what I have to learn seems relevant to a career within veterinary medicine 3.03 0.73
46 My accommodation is pleasant 2.77 0.74
47 Long term learning is emphasized over short term learning 2.19 1.05
48 The teaching is too faculty centered 2.38 0.86
49 I feel able to ask the questions I want 2.83 0.82
50 The students irritate the faculty 2.27 1.00
  1. SD, Standard deviation.
  2. Items in bold and italics had a score ≤ 2.0.
  3. items that are negative statements with 4 = strongly disagree.