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Table 5 Multiple linear regression model for “Future research participation”-score

From: Research involvement among undergraduate health sciences students: a cross-sectional study

Variables B SE 95% CI Sig.
Intercept 62.20 1.42 59.42 64.98 <0.001
Discipline
 DT (vs. MB,ChB) 3.01 1.62 −0.16 6.19 0.06
 OT (vs. MB,ChB) −0.49 1.32 −3.08 2.10 0.71
 PT (vs. MB,ChB) 2.72 1.13 0.51 4.94 0.02
 SLHT (vs. MB,ChB) 5.62 2.22 1.28 9.97 0.01
Gender
 Male (vs. female) 2.74 0.80 1.17 4.31 0.001
Home Language
 Afrikaans (vs. English) −2.30 0.76 −3.80 −0.80 0.003
 Other Southern-African languagea (vs. English) 6.79 1.16 4.52 9.07 <0.001
 Afrikaans AND Englishb (vs. English only) 8.12 3.43 1.41 14.84 0.02
 Otherc (vs. English) 3.45 2.33 −1.11 8.01 0.14
Parents working in research-settings
 Only one parent (vs. neither) 1.63 1.08 −0.50 3.74 0.13
 Both parents (vs. neither) 6.42 2.22 2.06 10.78 0.004
Previous or current voluntary research involvement
 None (vs. present) 4.01 0.95 2.15 5.88 <0.001
  1. B Regression coefficient, SE Standard Error (of B), DT Dietetics, OT Occupational therapy, PT Physiotherapy/Physical therapy, SLHT Speech, language and hearing therapy, MB, ChB Bachelor of Medicine, Bachelor of Surgery (MD/MBBS equivalent)
  2. aIncludes Xhosa, Zulu, Tswana, Northern Sotho/Sepedi, Venda, Tsonga, SiSwati, Ndebele, Zemba (Namibia), Shona (Zimbabwe)
  3. bParticipants (n = 18) that indicated a dual home-language
  4. cIncludes German, French, Mandarin, Dutch, Burmese, Portugese, Igbo (Nigeria)