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Table 2 Mean, SD of items and their loading on each component of “factors important to career choice”

From: Medical students’ attitudes towards and views of general practice careers in Singapore: a cross-sectional survey and qualitative analysis

  Mean SD Component loadings
1. Practical considerations 2. Style of working 3. career potential
Reasonable hours 4.25 0.80 .792   
Length of training 3.68 0.94 .703   
Location flexibility 3.62 0.97 .690   
Income potential 4.03 0.79 .434   
Community-based working 3.80 0.88   .811  
Teamwork 4.01 0.79   .718  
Close relationships with patients 3.98 0.82   .673  
Career development opportunities 4.39 0.66    .805
Research opportunities 3.02 1.06    .607
Professional status 3.90 0.79    .593
Job satisfaction 4.77 0.45    .492
Variance explained    22.6% 26.3% 14.1%
  1. For Mean and SD, 1 = strongly disagree, 5 = strongly agree