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Table 4 Planned employment pattern and retirement age among a group of senior dental students at Jordan University of Science and Technology (n = 227)

From: Career perspectives of senior dental students from different backgrounds at a single Middle Eastern institution

Work pattern Nationality Total n(%)
Jordanians Malaysians Gulf states Syrians, Iraqi and Palestinians Others
First 10 years*
 Full time 66 (62%) 54 (87%) 18 (72%) 15 (68%) 10 (90%) 163 (72%)
 Part time 31 (29%) 5 (8%) 4 (16%) 6 (27%) 0 46 (20%)
 Undecided 10 (9%) 3 (5%) 3 (12%) 1 (5%) 1 (10%) 18 (8%)
10–20 years**
 Full time 38 (35%) 43 (69%) 6 (24%) 9 (41%) 5 (45%) 101 (44%)
 Part time 48 (45%) 9 (15%) 8 (32%) 9 (41%) 5 (45%) 79 (35%)
 Undecided 21 (20%) 10 (16%) 11 (44%) 4 (18%) 1 (10%) 47 (21%)
After 20 years
 Full time 11 (10%) 19 (30%) 2 (8%) 5 (23%) 4 (36%) 41 (18%)
 Part time 47 (44%) 27 (44%) 10 (40%) 10 (45%) 5 (45%) 99 (44%)
 Undecided 49 (46%) 16 (26%) 13 (52%) 7 (32%) 2 (19%) 87 (38%)
Planned age of retirement*
  < 50 years 18 (17%) 5 (8%) 7 (28%) 2 (9%) 1 (10%) 33 (15%)
 50–60 years 30 (28%) 36 (58%) 5 (20%) 5 (23%) 4 (36%) 80 (35%)
  > 60 years 33 (31%) 13 (21%) 8 (32%) 10 (45%) 3 (27%) 67 (30%)
 Undecided 26 (24%) 8 (13%) 5 (20%) 5 (23%) 3 (27%) 47 (21%)
  1. Chi square test, *P < 0.05, **P < 0.01