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Table 2 Generic skills

From: The contribution of virtual enterprises to competence-based learning: an assessment from the students’ perspective: Case study

Variables Gender: Women Gender: Men Wilcoxon test Economic activity: Food and beverage Economic activity: ICT Wilcoxon test Total mean Total SD
Mean SD Mean SD W Mean SD Mean SD W
G1. Capacity for analysis and synthesis 3.487 0.756 3.541 0.767 673.5 3.429 0.920 3.667 0.606 350.5 3.513 0.757
G2. Capacity for applying knowledge in practice 4.077 0.870 3.811 0.701 870+ 4.000 0.981 4.000 0.695 435 3.947 0.798
G3. Planning and time management 3.897 0.821 3.757 0.830 792.5 3.679 0.863 3.933 0.785 342 3.829 0.823
G4. Basic general knowledge in the field of study 3.590 0.850 3.729 0.608 692.5 3.821 0.723 3.567 0.728 508.5 3.658 0.740
G5. Grounding in basic knowledge of the profession in practice 3.667 0.772 3.730 0.769 698 3.679 0.772 3.867 0.730 367 3.697 0.766
G6. Oral and written communication in your native language 3.821 1.048 3.919 0.924 680 3.964 1.071 3.967 0.890 434 3.868 0.984
G7. Knowledge of a foreign language 3.410 1.163 3.054 0.880 857 3.143 1.268 3.400 0.968 378.5 3.237 1.044
G8. Elementary computing skills 3.718 0.944 4.027 0.763 600 3.857 0.848 3.967 0.765 387 3.868 0.869
G9. Research skills 3.512 0.913 3.810 0.845 580 3.679 0.945 3.700 0.750 413 3.658 0.888
G10. Capacity to learn 4.333 0.737 4.081 0.722 868+ 4.25 0.928 4.10 0.548 495 4.211 0.736
G11. Information management skills 3.846 0.875 3.784 0.821 742.5 3.536 0.922 4.033 0.669 295** 3.816 0.844
G12. Critical and self-critical abilities 3.692 0.893 3.784 0.712 689 3.786 0.876 3.867 0.730 400 3.737 0.806
G13. Capacity to adapt to new situations 4.179 0.790 4.000 0.782 816.5 3.964 0.881 4.033 0.809 402 4.092 0.786
G14. Self-directed learning skills 3.564 0.753 3.811 0.660 592 3.679 0.723 3.733 0.740 403.5 3.684 0.715
G15. Capacity for generating new ideas (creativity) 3.205 1.080 3.919 0.862 437** 3.607 1.031 3.467 0.937 465 3.553 1.038
G16. Problem solving 4.179 0.756 3.946 0.880 823.5 4.107 0.994 4.100 0.712 450 4.066 0.822
G17. Decision making 3.897 0.788 3.784 0.712 791 3.679 0.772 3.967 0.719 327 3.842 0.749
G18. Teamwork 4.385 0.747 4.324 0.709 763.5 4.393 0.737 4.267 0.691 467 4.355 0.725
G19. Interpersonal skills 3.821 0.756 3.973 0.687 656.5 3.857 0.705 3.933 0.691 404 3.895 0.723
G20. Leadership 3.333 1.108 3.676 0.784 592.5 3.464 1.170 3.500 0.861 430 3.5 0.973
G21. Ability to work in an cross-functional team 3.897 0.882 4.027 0.799 653 3.821 0.945 4.100 0.662 360 3.961 0.840
G22. Ability to communicate with non-experts (in the field) 3.231 0.959 3.622 0.681 539** 3.321 0.983 3.600 0.724 354.5 3.421 0.853
G23. Appreciation of diversity and multiculturality 3.385 1.184 3.730 0.838 623 3.607 0.916 3.800 0.925 373 3.553 1.038
G24. Ability to work in an international context 3.359 1.013 3.324 0.973 737 3.179 1.188 3.567 0.679 344.5 3.342 0.987
G25. Understanding of cultures of other countries 3.179 1.120 3.568 1.015 578.5 3.179 1.188 3.567 0.898 348.5 3.368 1.081
G26. Ability to work autonomously 3.949 0.647 3.676 0.915 819.5 3.821 0.863 3.833 0.747 436.5 3.816 0.795
G27. Initiative and entrepreneurial spirit 3.538 1.072 3.568 0.867 717 3.464 0.922 3.600 0.968 384.5 3.553 0.972
G28. Ethical commitment 3.462 0.884 3.622 0.893 654 3.464 0.962 3.600 0.814 384 3.539 0.886
G29. Concern for quality 3.564 0.821 3.649 0.716 720.5 3.643 0.911 3.700 0.651 401 3.605 0.767
G30. Spirit to succeed 3.795 0.833 4.054 0.705 601 3.786 0.917 4.033 0.615 367.5 3.921 0.779
  1. *** p < 0.001, ** p < 0.01, * p < 0.05, +p < 0.1