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Table 4 Factors that would favour an intention to work in a Pacific community (New Zealand or Pacific Island) in the future

From: The destination of Pacific Island health professional graduates from a New Zealand university

  Number of respondents mentioninga
Adequate income 12
Job availability/opportunities/appropriate facilities/working conditions/further training opportunities 10
Near family, family life 8
Seeing a need in the community/a sense of helping/giving something back/making a difference/being appreciated 8
Job satisfaction 5
Lifestyle 4
Support and guidance from Pacific organisations, professional community and senior health professionals 3
Understanding culture, language and Pacific health issues 3
Active recruitment/short term placement 3
Less busy 2
Scope for clinical projects/research 2
  1. aSome respondents mentioned more than one; not all respondents gave a comment.