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Table 1 Preliminary questionnaire items

From: Development of a career questionnaire for medical undergraduates using Mokken scale analysis

Item Scores Hi SE Scale
Sex (male) 213 (104)    a
Age (years) 21.2 ± 0.77    a
1. I prefer to choose general and famous hospital(i.e. tertiary hospitals) 6.04 ± 0.91 0.371 0.05 1
2. I prefer to choose medium degree hospital(i.e. secondary hospitals) 4.39 ± 1.30    a
3. I prefer to meet the needs of society (i.e., community or private hospitals) 3.65 ± 1.38    a
4. I prefer to work at a specialized hospital with a good reputation 5.33 ± 1.27    a
5. I prefer to work at a hospital with room for promotion 4.97 ± 1.28    a
6. I prefer to work at a hospital near my hometown 5.89 ± 0.99 0.506 0.037 1
7. I am willing to work at a hospital with greater occupational stress 4.71 ± 1.27 0.481 0.056 2
8. I prefer a subspecialty that will provide a high salary 6.00 ± 0.83 0.357 0.054 1
9. I prefer a subspecialty with prestigious experts 5.84 ± 0.97 0.533 0.037 1
10. I prefer a subspecialty with good career prospects 6.11 ± 0.92 0.496 0.04 1
11. I prefer a more competitive subspecialty 4.34 ± 1.32 0.386 0.06 2
12. I prefer an interesting subspecialty 6.19 ± 0.84 0.535 0.041 1
13. I prefer a subspecialty with greater job satisfaction 6.08 ± 0.90 0.496 0.045 1
14. I prefer a subspecialty that fits my character and work style 6.13 ± 0.86 0.516 0.039 1
15. I prefer a subspecialty that will have a limited effect on my leisure time 5.64 ± 1.16 0.357 0.046 1
16. I prefer a subspecialty with few night or overtime shifts 5.23 ± 1.30    a
17. I am willing to choose a subspecialty where I will always be on-call 4.25 ± 1.62 0.529 0.044 2
18. I am willing to choose a subspecialty that is recommended by family or friends 3.89 ± 1.80    a
19. I am willing to choose a subspecialty where I can serve my relatives 5.79 ± 1.08 0.345 0.055 1
20. I am willing to choose a subspecialty with a greater likelihood of patient-physician conflict 2.46 ± 1.06 0.422 0.049 2
  1. a indicates items that were filtered out during the automated item selection procedure