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Table 4 The results of logistic regression in terms of students’ willingness to again choose Master of Public Health as a postgraduate degree

From: Factors that influence full-time MPH Students’ willingness in China: would You apply again for an MPH graduate degree if you had another opportunity?

Variables β-coefficient Standard error χ 2 OR P-value
Satisfaction
 Admissions & lecture courses 0.47 0.09 25.36 1.59 <0.001
 Research activities & mentorship 0.38 0.09 18.33 1.46 <0.001
 Practical training 0.21 0.09 5.37 1.24 0.02
 Training goals 0.46 0.09 25.63 1.59 <0.001
University type
 985 versus non-985 −0.67 0.19 12.67 0.51 <0.001
Gender      
 Female versus male 0.22 0.19 1.24 1.24 0.27
Age group
 21–26 years versus 30–46 years 0.69 0.64 1.84 2.00 0.28
 26–30 years versus 30–46 years 0.62 0.10 1.04 1.86 0.31
Time since admission
 2012 or before 2012 versus 2014 −0.58 0.27 4.53 0.56 0.03
 2013 versus 2014 −0.55 0.22 6.48 0.58 0.01
Status before admission
 New graduates versus previous students who have never had a job −0.54 0.43 1.57 0.59 0.21
 Previous students who have had a job versus previous students who have never had a job −0.09 0.51 0.03 0.91 0.86
Initial willingness in graduate degree application
 Full-time Master of Public Health versus other specialities 1.06 0.33 23.65 2.87 0.001
 Academic degree versus other specialities 0.07 0.30 10.31 1.08 0.81