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Table 2 Distribution and reliability of the scale variables

From: The propensity to adopt evidence-based practice among physical therapists

  n of items M SD M of items Coefficient Alpha
Dependent Variable      
Propensity to adopt EBP using the
evidence vs. experience scale
8 31.9 6.1 4.0 .83
Personal Characteristics      
Self-management 10 44.7 6.9 4.5 .87
Desire for learning 6 30.9 3.9 5.2 .85
Self-control 6 31.9 3.2 5.3 .80
Nonconformity 6 23.7 3.7 4.0 .56
Practicality 4 14.1 3.8 3.7 .66
Characteristics of the Social System      
Continuous learning 3 12.9 3.4 4.3 .79
Dialogue & inquiry 3 13.6 3.2 4.5 .87
Team learning 3 12.5 3.3 4.3 .81
Embedded systems 3 10.7 3.5 3.6 .79
Empowerment 3 11.5 3.4 3.8 .81
System connection 3 12.3 3.3 4.1 .80
Provide leadership 3 12.8 3.7 4.2 .89