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Table 1 Relation between students’ motives to become doctors and primary care versus non-primary care career intentions

From: Students’ intentions to practice primary care are associated with their motives to become doctors: a longitudinal study

Motive Coefficient Standard error Degrees of freedom t-value p-value
(Intercept) −4.724 2.686 445 − 1.759 0.079
Private practice 0.547 0.123 445 4.447 <  0.0001
Altruism 0.726 0.170 445 4.266 <  0.0001
Academic interest −0.361 0.117 445 −3.074 0.002
Prestige −0.381 0.124 445 −3.069 0.002
Cure disease −0.359 0.176 445 −2.037 0.042
Vocation −0.083 0.107 445 −0.769 0.442
Saving lives 0.061 0.166 445 0.367 0.714
Academic year 0.421 0.152 445 2.765 0.006
Female gender 1.127 0.465 212 2.426 0.016
Age −0.055 0.121 445 −0.454 0.650
  1. Estimated non-standardized coefficients from a generalized linear mixed model comparing primary care to non-primary care career intentions (model 1). Estimated variance of random effects σ ̂ = 2.58