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Table 3 Ranking scores for top three reasons for selecting a job

From: Factors associated with the choice of public health service among nursing students in Thailand

Reasons Average ranking score [Mean (SD)]a p-value (ANOVA)
  MOPH MOE Private All Groups Overall Multiple Comparisons
       MOPH-MOE MOPH-Priv MOE-Priv
Good income 0.878 (1.069) 0.961 (1.028) 1.111 (0.961) 0.969 (1.031) <0.001 0.133 <0.001 0.003
Good advancement opportunities 0.855 (1.135) 0.926 (1.130) 1.156 (1.154) 0.960 (1.145) <0.001 0.364 <0.001 <0.001
Good job-related benefits 0.645 (1.058) 0.843 (1.148) 0.857 (1.189) 0.769 (1.129) <0.001 <0.001 <0.001 1.000
Good opportunity for continuing education 0.741 (1.130) 0.788 (1.127) 0.860 (1.200) 0.789 (1.149) 0.056 0.947 0.049 0.865
Proximity to friends/family 0.755 (1.058) 0.594 (0.994) 0.542 (0.963) 0.643 (1.016) <0.001 <0.001 <0.001 0.764
Social responsibility/duty 0.744 (1.143) 0.520 (1.024) 0.326 (0.834) 0.555 (1.040) <0.001 <0.001 <0.001 <0.001
Chance to return to childhood domicile 0.708 (0.972) 0.433 (0.877) 0.343 (0.792) 0.516 (0.908) <0.001 <0.001 <0.001 0.071
Good environment 0.290 (0.835) 0.320 (0.853) 0.381 (0.915) 0.325 (0.864) 0.048 1.000 0.043 0.325
Attractive living environment 0.202 (0.675) 0.377 (0.897) 0.405 (0.897) 0.316 (0.822) <0.001 <0.001 <0.001 1.000
Independent/remoteness from family 0.044 (0.335) 0.048 (0.356) 0.080 (0.455) 0.055 (0.378) 0.067 1.000 0.080 0.183
  1. aA ranking score of respondents’ top three reasons for choosing a job were created by scoring 3 points for the first choice, 2 for the second, 1 for third, and 0 otherwise, and so the high ranking scores indicate more important reasons
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