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Table 6 Factors related to ‘not choosing a specialty’ (0 = no specialty chosen; 1 = specialty chosen)

From: The specialty choices of graduates from Brighton and Sussex Medical School: a longitudinal cohort study

Predictors B (bootstrapped 95%CI) Bootstrapped Standard error p value Bootstrapped p value Odds ratio
(reference: 2007 cohort) 2008 cohort −0.99 (−2.84, 0.17) 0.95 0.093 0.091 0.37
Personality Neuroticism −0.10 (−0.51, 0.183) 0.18 0.435 0.484 0.90
Agreeableness 0.53 (0.17, 1.20)* 0.30 0.021 0.028 1.69
Conscientiousness 0.40 (0.11, 0.86)* 0.20 0.005 0.004 1.49
(1 = monthly or less; 2 = once or twice; 3 = never) Satisfaction (frequency considered leaving medicine in the past year) 0.55 (−0.59, 1.68) 0.56 0.169 0.253 1.73
  Constant −10.31 (−23.77, 0.91) 6.230 0.017 0.037 0.00
  1. Bootstrapping based on 1,000 samples. *significant at p<0.05 in a logistic regression.