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Table 4 Influencing factors of career intention according to the multinomial logistic regression analysis

From: Final-year pharmacy undergraduate students’ career intention and its influencing factors: a questionnaire study in northwest China

Variablesa Rural public medical institution Urban public hospital Other sectors in the pharmacy-related field Other fields
OR 95% CI P OR 95% CI P OR 95% CI P OR 95% CI P
Self-gratification Factor 1.140 0.816–1.592 0.443 2.096 1.323–3.321 0.002** 0.851 0.472–1.534 0.592 1.260 0.665–2.388 0.478
Employment guidance             
 Yes 0.984 0.459–2.017 0.966 0.829 0.325–2.112 0.694 2.141 0.486–9.440 0.315 0.142 0.034–0.591 0.007**
 No (Ref)         
Father’s education level
 Compulsory 1.854 0.937–3.667 0.076 1.323 0.555–3.155 0.527 0.296 0.080–0.902 0.033* 1.426 0.311–6.533 0.648
 Above (Ref)         
Monthly household income per capitab
Low 5.213 2.301–11.810 < 0.001*** 2.699 0.870–8.369 0.086 2.106 0.581–7.629 0.257 5.003 0.837–29.898 0.078
 Middle 1.042 0.465–2.336 0.920 2.880 1.021–8.121 0.046* 0.441 0.100–1.939 0.279 2.994 0.502–17.884 0.228
 High (Ref)         
Whose opinions were considered most during job selection
Others 2.593 1.007–6.681 0.048* 6.926 2.308–20.779 0.001** 2.820 0.589–13.512 0.195 5.000 0.794–31.466 0.086
Parents 3.417 1.585–7.366 0.002** 3.949 1.473–10.589 0.006** 0.914 0.252–3.320 0.891 5.660 0.944–33.947 0.058
 Oneself (Ref)         
Gender
 Male 0.996 0.434–2.283 0.992 0.382 0.109–1.331 0.131 0.684 0.145–3.235 0.632 4.782 1.163–20.404 0.030*
 Female (Ref)             
  1. *P < 0.05; **P < 0.01; ***P < 0.001; Ref: reference of the independent variable
  2. aThe reference group of the dependent variable was the pharmaceutical industry
  3. bMonthly household income per capita: low level (< 1000 yuan); middle level (1000–1999 yuan); high level (≥ 2000 yuan)