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Table 5 Association between physicians’ attitudes toward research ethics practices and independent variable

From: Knowledge and attitudes of physicians toward research ethics and scientific misconduct in Lebanon

  Mean ± SD  
Attitudes of physicians (10 questions) (328) 7.73 ± 2.21
  r correlation pValue
Age 1.7 0.76
  Mean ± SD  
Gender (321)
 Female 8.14 ± 2.12 0.01
 Male 7.52 ± 2.18
Level of Education (320)
 MD 7.74 ± 2.25 0.996
 PhD 7.74 ± 2.20
 Board certified 7.77 ± 1.94
 Masters 7.88 ± 1.96
Professional status (305)
 Professor 8.08 ± 2.22 0.01
 Associate Professor 8.41 ± 2.26
 Assistant Professor 8.06 ± 2.24
 Senior Lecturer 8.81 ± 1.44
 Clinician 7.35 ± 2.34
 Resident doctors 7.26 ± 1.74
 Research Officers 8.00 ± 1.22
Medical Speciality (328)
 Internal Medicine 7.52 ± 2.37 0.84
 Obstetrics/Gynaecology 7.82 ± 1.87
 Paediatric 7.89 ± 2.25
 Surgery 7.49 ± 1.82
 Others 7.80 ± 2.33
Prior research involvement (328)
 Yes 7.86 ± 2.10 0.09
 No 7.36 ± 2.47
Prior training in research ethics (312)
 Yes 7.85 ± 2.13 0.708
 No 7.76 ± 1.13
  r correlation  
Years of experience (270) 6.7 0.25
Knowledge of research ethics 44.9 0.000