Table 8.

Adjusted (multivariate) odds ratios (OR) of fourth-year dental students predicting associate employment five years after graduation (multivariate logistic regression analysis)

Model I (n=172)Model II (n=172)Model III (n=138)*
Independent VariablesORSignificanceORSignificanceORSignificance
Baseline categories: Gender (male); Race (white); Married (single); Children (none); $100,000 Debt (less than $100,000 debt); GPA (lower than sample median); Postgraduate Residency (did not apply); MONEY, PEOPLE, BUSINESS, FLEXIBILITY (1 on 5-point scale).
*n is smaller in Model III because it is based on students who responded in both first- and fourth-year surveys.
Gender3.890.0073.780.0114.830.010
Race2.050.2031.550.4661.340.644
Married0.420.1110.860.7990.760.677
Children1.210.8081.000.9980.980.983
>$100,000 Debt0.500.2010.420.1440.340.084
Had a Dental School Mentor0.900.8550.660.500
GPA0.840.7550.850.780
Applied for Postgraduate Ed.5.620.0039.570.001
MONEY motive0.510.162
PEOPLE motive0.630.317
BUSINESS motive0.960.915
FLEXIBILITY motive0.880.768