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Table 4 The relation of independent variables on the score obtained on 'active' strategies of knowledge transfer in the linear regression analysis.

From: Knowledge transfer in Tehran University of Medical Sciences: an academic example of a developing country

  Regression coefficient* Standard error P-value
Sex (male/female) -0.09 0.16 0.59
Associate professor (in comparison to an assistant professor) 0.09 0.20 0.67
Professor (in comparison to an assistant professor) 0.31 0.24 0.18
Instructor (in comparison to an assistant professor) 0.13 0.31 0.68
Non-academic member (in comparison to an assistant professor) 0.12 0.31 0.70
Tenure status (full time/half time) -0.18 0.41 0.66
Number of years working as a professional -0.02 0.01 0.08
Executive responsibility (has/hasn't) -0.36 0.16 0.03
Time allocated to research (percentage of total time) 0.01 0.01 0.33
Reasons for choosing the research topic (choice based on other organizations' request or need assessment vs. personal interest or repeating others research) 0.19 0.22 0.39
Clinical researches (in comparison to basic science researches) -0.04 0.22 0.87
Health researches (in comparison to basic science researches) 0.51 0.23 0.02
  1. *These coefficients represent the change in the total score of active strategies, where the maximum score attainable is 6.