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Table 7 Significant difference in motivations/barriers by MST service destination

From: Motivations, barriers and ethical understandings of healthcare student volunteers on a medical service trip: a mixed methods study

Interact with other health professionals
  1a 2a 3a 4a 5a Total p value
Dominican Republic 0 0 0 5 17 22 0.028
Mississippi 0 0 0 7 4 11
Educational Opportunity
  1a 2a 3a 4a 5a Total p value
Dominican Republic 0 0 0 2 20 22 0.002
Mississippi 0 0 0 7 4 11
Desire for philanthropy
  1a 2a 3a 4a 5a Total p value
Dominican Republic 0 0 0 0 22 22 0.002
Mississippi 0 0 0 5 6 11
Develop my clinical skills
  1a 2a 3a 4a 5a Total p value
Dominican Republic 0 1 0 4 17 22 0.002
Mississippi 0 0 0 9 2 11
Pure enjoyment
  1a 2a 3a 4a 5a Total p value
Dominican Republic 1 0 1 9 11 22 0.001
Mississippi 0 5 6 0 0 11
Improved interpersonal skills
  1a 2a 3a 4a 5a Total p value
Dominican Republic 0 1 1 9 11 22 0.041
Mississippi 0 0 1 9 1 11
Improved language skills
  1a 2a 3a 4a 5a Total p value
Dominican Republic 0 1 5 5 11 22 0.001
Mississippi 4 0 5 2 0 11
Time commitment
  1a 2a 3a 4a 5a Total p value
Dominican Republic 1 9 1 10 1 22 0.013
Mississippi 0 1 4 3 3 11
Fear of crime
  1a 2a 3a 4a 5a Total p value
Dominican Republic 4 8 1 7 2 22 0.038
Mississippi 3 2 5 1 0 11
  1. aNumber of respondents answering 1 (not important at all) 2 Not very important 3 (Neither important nor unimportant) 4 (Fairly important) 5 (Very important)