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Table 5 Factors that would hinder 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
Poor pay 14
Cultural barriers (language, non-compliance, low socioeconomic status, inability of patients to pay) 7
Lack of facilities and infrastructure for specialist practice 6
Lack of advanced training opportunities 6
Family commitments 5
Lack of job opportunities 5
Student loan debt 3
Lack of support/encouragement 3
Political instability and local politics 3
Not knowing of need or job opportunities 3
Isolation from peers 2
  1. aSome respondents mentioned more than one; not all respondents gave a comment.