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Table 2 Relation between students’ motives to become doctors and primary care career intentions versus undecided

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) −10.934 3.949 127 − 2.770 0.006
Private practice 0.610 0.208 114 2.924 0.004
Altruism 1.648 0.366 114 4.504 <  0.0001
Academic interest −0.495 0.232 114 −2.133 0.035
Prestige −0.101 0.232 114 −0.436 0.664
Cure disease −0.016 0.301 114 −0.055 0.957
Vocation −0.002 0.216 114 −0.011 0.992
Saving lives −0.446 0.338 114 −1.320 0.189
Academic year 1.491 0.252 114 5.911 <  0.0001
Female gender 0.779 0.751 127 1.036 0.302
Age −0.077 0.162 114 −0.471 0.639
  1. Estimated non-standardized coefficients from a generalized linear mixed model comparing primary care career intentions to undecided students (model 2). Estimated variance of random effects σ ̂ = 3.25