Table 2

The attitude towards humour compared between physicians and students

VariablesPhysicians (n=165)Students (n=327)
% Yes% Yes
Do you agree with using humour in medical teaching? (Single-choice)
 A. Strongly agree5245
 B. Agree3542
 C. Neutral1311
 D. Disagree02
 E. Strongly disagree00
What are the benefits of using humour in medical teaching? (Multiple-choice)
 A. Create a relaxed classroom atmosphere8294
 B. Make learning experience more positive and enjoyable8090
 C. Help student–instructor interaction by improving rapport7782
 D. Focus student’s attention on the theme7467
 E. Remember more information over time5564
How many times of humour do you think are appropriate during a 45-min course? (Single-choice)
 A. 154
 B. 23819
 C. 33136
 D. 41221
 E. 5914
 F. >556
Which form of humour have physicians used in teaching? (Multiple-choice)
 A. Interesting clinical cases7089
 B. Spontaneous, ad libbed humour6767
 C. Cartoons or videos2127
 D. Skits1739
 E. Questions or multiple-choice items1318
 F. Planned, non-spontaneous humour1220
 G. Network catchwords1113
 H. Opening jokes729
 I. Quotations or analogies217