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Table 3 Predictors of BEES score of first year and final year medical students of Jimma University; Ethiopia, 2011

From: Comparative cross-sectional study of empathy among first year and final year medical students in Jimma University, Ethiopia: Steady state of the heart and opening of the eyes

Variables β Std. Error P-value 95% Confidence Interval for β
Lower Bound Upper Bound
Number of brothers and sisters −0.84 0.58 −1.99 0.31
Religion (Reference = Muslim)
Christian −3.62 3.91 −11.34 4.10
Other 5.38 13.83 −21.88 32.65
Sex (Reference = female)
Male −12.03 4.89 −21.66 −2.39
Year of study (Reference = first)
Second year 5.72 7.63 −9.32 20.76
Migration history (reference = yes)
No 6.05 9.05 −11.80 23.90
Grown up with (Reference = Mother)
Father 0.35 2.14 0.16 0.87
Both 1.33 1.20 1.10 0.27
Other −0.10 1.71 −0.06 0.95
Position in the family (Reference = Eldest)
Sandwich 5.76 3.57 −1.29 12.81
Youngest −3.76 4.65 −12.93 5.42
Major life event (reference = No)
Yes 2.65 3.65 −4.55 9.85
Mothers job (reference = working)
Housewife 2.23 3.37 −4.42 8.88
Out of work 5.03 7.56 −9.87 19.93
Fathers job (reference = working)
Houseman 5.49 6.40 −7.14 18.11
Out of work −4.12 9.55 −22.95 14.70
Religion active member (reference = No)
Yes 0.620 3.31 −5.92 7.16
Use of social media like facebook (reference = No)
Yes 11.75 3.90 4.05 19.43
Daily internet use (reference = no internet)
Less than 1 h −7.23 4.43 −15.97 1.51
more than 1 h −10.81 6.15 −22.95 1.33
Interested in (reference = less interpersonal contact)
in patient care 1.97 3.75 −5.43 9.36
No idea −11.12 4.96 −20.91 −1.34
History of psychiatric treatment (reference = No)
Yes −5.82 5.89 −17.44 5.80
R2 = 0.18