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Table 5 Binary and Multiple logistic regression analysis of factors affecting for academic satisfaction among LBL students Northern Ethiopia, February 2021

From: Problem based learning approach increases the academic satisfaction of health science students in Ethiopian universities: a comparative cross sectional study

Variables Academic satisfaction Odds ratio with 95% CI
Satisfied Unsatisfied COR AOR
Ethnicity of the respondents
 Amhara 38 25 0.53 (0.23, 1.23)  
 Tigray 121 148 0.81 (0.36, 1.82)  
 Oromo 28 15 0.43 (0.22, 0.85)*  
 Others 25 25 1.00a  
Department of the respondents
 Nurse 26 36 1.00  
 Medicine 84 77 0.68 (0.30, 1.55)  
 Pharmacy 31 32 1.03 (0.50, 2.11)  
 Midwifery 31 14 0.91 (0.40, 2.06)  
 C. laboratory 21 36 2.09 (0.85, 5.17)  
 Anesthesia 19 18 0.55 (0.23, 1.28)*  
Year of study of the respondents
 Second year 75 114 0.47 (0.32, 0.70)* 0.29 (0.17, 0.48)*
 Third year 137 99 1.00 1.00
Preferred learning style of the respondents
 Yes 119 92 1.00  
 No 93 121 0.59 (0.40, 0.87)*  
Experience of respondents with distress in classroom teaching learning process
 Yes 77 100 1.00  
 No 135 113 1.55 (1.05, 2.28)*  
Appropriateness of respondent’s energy and effort using in their learning
 Yes 106 81 1.00 1.00
 No 106 132 0.61 (0.41, 0.90)* 0.55 (0.35, 0.88)*
Improvement of respondents in knowledge, skill &/ attitude
 Yes 140 120 1.00  
 No 72 93 0.66 (0.44, 0.98)*  
Quality of teaching
 Yes 140 101 1.00 1.00
 No 72 112 0.46 (0.31, 0.68)* 0.51 (0.31, 0.85)*
Respondent’s idea regarding staff helpfulness
 Yes 111 85 1.00  
 No 101 128 0.60 (0.41, 0.88)*  
Respondent’s relationship with their classmates
 Yes 201 188 1.00  
 No 11 25 0.41 (0.19, 0.86)*  
Curriculum appropriateness for field of study
 Yes 102 77 1.00  
 No 110 136 0.61 (0.41, 0.90)*  
Respondent’s acceptance of course contents
 Yes 156 126 1.00 1.00
 No 56 87 0.52 (0.34, 0.78)* 0.59 (0.35, 0.97) *
Timely and helpfulness of feedback
 Yes 97 75 1.00  
 No 115 138 0.64 (0.43, 0.95)*  
Fulfillment of classroom facilities
 Yes 119 96 1.00  
 No 93 117 0.64 (0.43, 0.94)*  
Presence of facilities that support student’s learning
 Yes 84 58 1.00  
 No 128 155 0.57 (0.37, 0.85)*  
Demonstration room fulfillment with adequate learning equipment
 Yes 138 108 1.00  
 No 74 105 0.55 (0.37, 0.81)*  
Presence of adequate learning materials and facilities in the library
 Yes 188 160 1.00  
 No 24 53 0.38 (0.22, 0.65)*  
Accessibility of technology to use in the campus
 Yes 151 127 1.00  
 No 61 86 0.59 (0.39, 0.89)*  
  1. Crude and adjusted = for ethnicity, department, year of study, preferred learning style, experience of classroom distress, classroom facilities, learning equipment and library facilities
  2. *= significant results
  3. a = Reference category