Table 3

Predictors of stable high life satisfaction in medical school

Variable

OR

95% CI

p-value


Age (years)

Unadjusted

1.00

0.90–1.11

.96

Adjusted

0.96

0.83–1.11

.62

Gender (female)

Unadjusted

0.86

0.50–1.48

.58

Adjusted

1.30

0.59–2.88

.52

BCI – vulnerability

Unadjusted

0.80

0.71–0.91

< .01**

Adjusted

0.88

0.74–1.06

.17

BCI – intensity

Unadjusted

1.10

0.97–1.24

.13

Adjusted

0.99

0.85–1.17

.95

BCI – control

Unadjusted

0.95

0.84–1.08

.41

Adjusted

1.18

0.99–1.40

.07

PMSS – academic worries

Unadjusted

0.80

0.74–0.87

< .01**

Adjusted

0.92

0.83–1.01

.09

PMSS – social and personal renunciations

Unadjusted

0.77

0.70–0.84

< .01**

Adjusted

0.76

0.68–0.85

< .01**

WCCL – problem focused

Unadjusted

1.07

1.01–1.14

.03*

Adjusted

1.06

0.98–1.15

.14

WCCL -social support

Unadjusted

1.11

1.02–1.20

.02*

Adjusted

1.07

0.96–1.18

.24

WCCL – wishful thinking

Unadjusted

0.90

0.85–0.95

< .01**

Adjusted

0.93

0.87–1.0

.04*


Note: Stable high life satisfaction is the reference group. OR = odds ratio; CI = confidence interval. * p < .05; ** p < .01. BCI = Basic Character Inventory; PMSS = Perceived Medical School Stress; WCCL = Ways of Coping Check List.

Kjeldstadli et al. BMC Medical Education 2006 6:48   doi:10.1186/1472-6920-6-48

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