Table 2.

Perceived understanding and perceived value placed on competency in U.S. and Canadian dental schools

Understanding
High %Good %Uneven %Weak %Erroneous %
NB: Accreditation site visitors, administrators, and department chairs were seen as having a better understanding of competency than did faculty members or students at respondents’ schools (p<.001). A chi-square test was used with three categories: High, Good, and Uneven or less.
Accreditation site visitors44431400
The administration44441010
Department chairs4045132<1
Most faculty at your school20453410
Faculty at other dental schools952380<1
Most students144827110
Value
High %Good %Uneven %Weak %Dislike %
NB: Accreditation site visitors and administrators were seen as having a more favorable attitude toward competencies than did department chairs (p<.01); chairs in turn had a more favorable attitude than did faculty members or students at respondents’ schools (p<.001). A chi-square test was used with three categories: High, Good, and Uneven or less.
Accreditation site visitors504280<1
The administration533790<1
Department chairs36431740
Most faculty at your school17483050
Faculty at other dental schools1649313<1
Most students13572361