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Table 4 Binary logistic regression analyses on RTMSs’ intentions to break the contract for working in rural areas (N = 230)

From: Attitude towards working in rural areas: a cross-sectional survey of rural-oriented tuition-waived medical students in Shaanxi, China

Explanatory variables Binary logistic regression (Base outcome: 0 = No; 1 = Yes)
Model 1 Model 2 Model 3
B (Std. Error) Odds Ratio P-value B (Std. Error) Odds Ratio P-value B (Std. Error) Odds Ratio P-value
Intercept 2.692 (0.476)    3.420 (0.773)    9.916 (2.697)   
Gender (Male) 1.340 (0.785) 3.821 0.088 1.870 (0.923) 6.489 0.043 1.097 (0.988) 2.996 0.267
Mother’s education (Reference value: Primary school or below)
 Senior high school - 2.288 (0.728) 0.101 0.002 - 1.638 (0.883) 0.194 0.064 - 2.982 (1.359) 0.051 0.028
Understanding the conditions of policy before enrolling (Reference value: Don’t understand)
 Generally understand     - 1.470 (0.683) 0.230 0.031 - 1.295 (0.899) 0.274 0.150
Cognition of policy’s effectiveness (reference value: unsure)
 Yes     - 2.839 (0.950) 0.058 0.003 - 3.502 (1.541) 0.030 0.023
 No     - 1.603 (0.841) 0.201 0.057 - 2.230 (1.206) 0.108 0.064
Cognition of value of rural medical work (reference value: very or relatively valuable)
 Generally valuable     1.742 (0.762) 5.708 0.022 2.347 (1.051) 10.454 0.026
Satisfaction with enrolment procedure       - 0.969 (0.445) 0.379 0.029
Satisfaction with employment contract       - 0.808 (0.425) 0.446 0.057
Satisfaction with educational scheme       - 1.249 (0.573) 0.287 0.029
Satisfaction with teachers       1.511 (0.748) 4.533 0.043
Satisfaction with living allowance       - 1.287 (0.606) 0.276 0.034
  1. Method = Enter