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Table 2 Participants’ characteristics

From: Concurrent validity of self-rating scale of self-directed learning and self-directed learning instrument among Italian nursing students

Students Total n = 428 (%)
1 year 205 (47.9)
2 year 111 (25.9)
3 year 112 (26.2)
Age, average (±) 22.0 ± 4.1
Gender
 Female 336 (78.5)
 Male 90 (21.0)
 Missing data 2 (0.5)
Marital Status
 Single 184 (43.0)
Married  10 (2.3)
 Missing data 234 (54.7)
Secondary School
 High School 345 (81.0)
 Technical school 81 (18.5)
 Missing data 2 (0.5)
Grade Point out of 100, average (±) 76.7 ± 11.2
Previous University Experience(s)
 None 311 (72.6)
 Completed (with graduation) 88 (6.8)
 Abandoned 88 (20.6)
 Missing data
Work Experience Before Starting BNSc
 Yes 163 (38.1)
 No 253 (59.1)
 Missing data 12 (2.8)
During the BNSc
 Yes 83 (19.4)
 No 329 (76.9)
 Missing data 16 (3.7)