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Table 8 Single vs Married Students who Completed Military Service - Selection Criteria

From: Medical specialty selection criteria of Israeli medical students early in their clinical experience: subgroups

  SINGLE MARRIED P
N 212 142  
CRITERIA FOR CHOOSING A SPECIALTY a
 INFLUENCE OF SPOUSE 30.8% 56.0% p < 0.001
 BEDSIDE SPECIALTY 94.3% 92.9% NS
 WIDE RANGE OF MEDICAL PROBLEMS 70.5% 72.5% NS
 TIME WITH FAMILY (1)b 68.9% 75.4% NS
 CONTROLLABLE LIFESTYLE (1) 67.5% 69.7% NS
 ADVANCING RAPIDLY (2) 57.8% 61.3% NS
 SPECIALTY WITH TEAMWORK 55.7% 49.3% NS
 INDEPENDENT PRACTICE 53.8% 52.1% NS
 PROCEDURES/SURGERY 45.3% 51.8% NS
 HIGH SALARY 44.8% 49.3% NS
 PRIVATE PRACTICE 43.6% 34.5% NS
 OPPORTUNITY FOR RESEARCH (2) 34.0% 37.3% NS
 SPECIALTY THAT DEALS WITH SOCIAL ISSUES (3) 32.7% 30.5% NS
 DAYTIME WORK ONLY (1) 22.3% 22.0% NS
 ACADEMIC FACULTY MEMBER 20.3% 24.8% NS
 INFLUENCE OF FAMILY 8.5% 12.0% NS
 WORK ONLY IN THE COMMUNITY 3.8% 3.5% NS
 NARROW RANGE OF MEDICAL PROBLEMS ©c 3.3% 2.8% NS
 INFLUENCE OF CLASSMATES © 1.4% 0.7% NS
 SPECIALTY THAT MY COLEAGUES CHOOSE © 0.5% 2.1% NS
CRITERIA FOR CHOOSING A RESIDENCY a
 PHYSICAL CHALLENGE 49.1% 35.2% p < 0.02
 FAMILY LIVING LOCATION 72.2% 82.4% p < 0.002
 INFLUENCE OF FAMILY 33.5% 46.5% p < 0.007
 MUCH CLINIC TIME (2) 8.0% 16.2% p < 0.05
 INTELLECTUAL CHALLENGE (1) © 81.6% 83.8% NS
 LEADING DEPARTMENT (1) © 73.1% 69.7% NS
 SPECIFIC LOCATION 68.2% 70.2% NS
 CONTROLLABLE LIFESTYLE 61.1% 69.0% NS
 MAKE CLINICAL DECISIONS ON YOUR OWN 55.2% 57.0% NS
 LARGE HOSPTIAL 52.4% 56.7% NS
 MUCH SUPERVISION BY SENIOR PHYSICIANS 44.1% 39.4% NS
 MUCH “ACTION” 42.9% 38.0% NS
 TEACHING STUDENTS 41.5% 35.5% NS
 PRE-DETERMINED WORK HOURS (2) 37.3% 44.4% NS
 LIMITED WORK HOURS 25.2% 22.0% NS
 OPPORTUNITY FOR RESEARCH 19.8% 27.5% NS
 PRIMARY CARE 19.3% 19.3% NS
 SHORT RESIDENCY 14.6% 12.0% NS
 HOSPITAL IN THE PERIPHERY (3) 7.5% 10.6% NS
 MANY ON-CALL SHIFTS 9.9% 7.0% NS
 Residency in a non-leading department with pleasant working conditions 50.0% 49.3%  
 Residency in a leading department with unpleasant working conditions 50.0% 50.7% NS
 Residency in a hopsital in the periphery in a specialty that interests me 89.5% 87.9%  
 Residency in a university hopsital in a specialty that interests me less 10.5% 12.1% NS
 Residency in a specialty that interests me but 2-3 year wait 64.7% 53.7%  
 Residency in a specialty that interests me less but residency within a year 35.3% 46.3% p < 0.03
  1. aPercent of “agree” and “agree much” responses on 5-point Likert Scale
  2. bNumbers in parenthesis are the results of factor analysis
  3. c© - clusters per cluster analysis
  4. Boldface entries are the higher value of a significant pair