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Table 2 Correlation of demographic and psychosocial variables with motivation (n = 138)

From: Factors associated with motivation in medical education: a path analysis

  Intrinsic motivation Extrinsic motivation Amotivation
Age −.128 −.075 −.005
Sex .146 .274a −.273a
Father’s year of education −.099 −.102 .076
Mother’s year of education −.089 −.083 .012
GPA at high school .240a .329a −.302a
Decision maker −.187b −.225a .274a
Family agreement −.038 −.037 .087
Personal choice .369a .235a −.549a
MSPSS
Significant others .281a .060 −.191b
Family .289a .197b −.249a
Friends .283a .077 −.189b
SBI
Truthfulness −.023 −.073 −.096
Perseverance .264a .183b −.146
Wisdom .179b −.088 −.133
Generosity .037 −.025 −.072
Virtue, Precept .069 .047 −.112
Meditation, mindfulness .154 .057 −.191b
Patience .193b .206b −.088
Equanimity .203b .097 −.078
Determination .316a .189b −.237a
Loving-kindness .132 .134 −.167b
OI
Anxiety −.188b −.004 .320a
Depression −.252a −.085 .539a
Interpersonal problems −.217b −.016 .239a
Somatization .042 .197b .142
  1. MSPSS Multidimensional Scale of Perceived Social Support, SBI Strength-Based Inventory, OI Outcome Inventory
  2. a Correlation is significant at the 0.01 level (2-tailed)
  3. b Correlation is significant at the 0.05 level (2-tailed)