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Table 3 Motivational factors and perceived benefits of participating in research

From: Research involvement among undergraduate health profession students in a resource-limited setting: awareness, attitude, motivators and barriers

Question, N = 398 Frequency Percentage
What do you hope to benefit from conducting research?
 Personal development 300 75.4
 Acknowledgement 172 43.2
 Monetary rewards 149 37.4
 Contribution to patient care 294 73.9
 Experience 266 66.8
 Collaboration with senior researchers 244 61.3
 Developing your CV by having many research papers 226 56.8
 Increasing acceptability into a residency program 191 48
 Passion 192 48.2
 Others 4 1
What kind of assistance do you need to improve your research participation?
 Funding 303 76.1
 Guidance on research topic selection 242 60.8
 Early exposure 216 54.3
 Research training 240 60.3
 Providing supervisor volunteers 146 36.7
 Mentorship 288 72.4
 Facilitating institutional review 108 27.1
 Creating a suitable environment 134 33.7
 Collaboration with other researchers 184 46.2
 Easing ethics approval 109 27.4
 Guidance on manuscript writing 183 46
 Guidance on publication of results 149 37.4
 Avenues for presentation of research findings 145 36.4
 Others 1 0.3
Do you have any intentions of doing research in your future career?
 Yes 326 81.9
 No 43 10.8