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Table 4 Bivariate and multivariate linear regression analysis of factors associated with competence score of study participants

From: How well does pre-service education prepare midwives for practice: competence assessment of midwifery students at the point of graduation in Ethiopia

Variable Bivariate linear regression Multivariate linear regression
Coefficient (95 % CI) P-value Coefficient (95 % CI) P-value
Male gender 5.707 (2.887, 8.526) <0.001 5.429 (2.517, 8.341) <0.001
Age (in years) 0.988 (0.297, 1.679) 0.005 0.460 (−0.241, 1.160) 0.198
University educational program 0.716 (−2.252, 3.684) 0.636 -  
Number of births managed during training 0.183 (0.074, 0.291) 0.001 0.164 (0.055, 0.273) 0.003
Felt classroom resources were available and helpful −0.131 (−2.888, 2.626) 0.926 -  
Felt number of instructors was adequate 2.191 (−0.565, 4.947) 0.119 2.428 (−0.529, 5.385) 0.107
Felt instructors were effective in facilitating learning −2.469 (−5.217, 0.278) 0.078 −3.543 (−6.360, −0.726) 0.014
Felt instructors were fair and unbiased in assessing −2.742 (−5.648, 0.164) 0.064 −2.794 (−5.710, 0.122) 0.060
Felt skills lab resources were available and helpful 3.593 (0.574, 6.612) 0.020 2.749 (−0.528, 6.025) 0.100
Felt number of skills lab assistants was adequate 2.835 (−0.171, 5.840) 0.064 2.239 (−1.043, 5.520) 0.181
Felt skills lab assistants supported students effectively 0.073 (−2.678, 2.824) 0.959 -  
Felt number of preceptors was adequate 2.070 (−1.254, 5.395) 0.222 0.204 (−3.92, 4.321) 0.922
Felt clinical teachers and preceptors supported students 1.892 (−1.575, 5.359) 0.284 0.636 (−3.651, 4.923) 0.771
Felt clinical experience was sufficient 4.619 (1.915, 7.323) 0.001 4.650 (1.863, 7.437) 0.001