Table 4.

Preparedness to care for racially and culturally diverse groups as a function of contextual and student characteristics

Contextual and Student Characteristics
Contextual VariablesOR95% CI
Note: Generalized estimating equation (GEE) regression models were used.
*p<.05; **p<.01; ***p<.001
Pipeline Status (ref: Non-Pipeline)
    California Pipeline1.71**1.21–2.43
    National Pipeline0.750.55–1.02
Mean score: school environment promotes acceptance and respect2.91**1.36–6.22
Student Variables
Gender male (ref: female)1.170.92–1.49
Age group (29 years and older)0.810.62–1.04
Race (ref: white)
Married (ref: not married)1.190.97–1.46
Parents’ income (ref: >$50,000)
Neither parent has a college degree (ref: at least one parent has a degree)1.040.81–1.34
Educational debt upon graduation (ref: <$70,000)
Service Orientation Scale1.050.92–1.20
Entrepreneurial Scale0.990.82–1.18
Socially Conscious Scale1.160.97–1.38
Wald [P–value]65.78***