Skip to main content

Table 9 Factor loadings* on motives for interest in paediatric dentistry practice amongst senior dental students in Nigeria (n = 91)

From: Study motives, career choices and interest in paediatric dentistry among final year dental students in Nigeria

Statements Factors
1 2
Parent(s) practice paediatric dentistry 0.0919 *0.7638
Friends’ or relatives’ practice paediatric dentistry 0.0952 *0.7920
Personal interest in paediatric dentistry *0.7929 0.1065
General interest in working with children *0.8256 0.1122
Experience with working with children *0.7475 0.2349
High income from practicing paediatric dentistry 0.5010 0.0561
Ability to be self-employed 0.5615 0.2746
Social status of being a paedodontists *0.6394 0.1416
Helping children to improve their health *0.7164 −0.1266
Becoming a researcher in the field of paediatric dentistry *0.6145 0.1154
Percentage of variance explained 0.65 0.25
Percentage of cumulative variance explained 0.65 0.90
Cronbach’s Alpha 0.87 0.82
  1. 1- Personal interest, professional characteristic and interest of significant others in children; 2 – Family influence.