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Table 3 Change in motivation according to initial motivation for medical studies

From: Wrong schools or wrong students? The potential role of medical education in regional imbalances of the health workforce in the United Republic of Tanzania

Initial motivation % Less motivated % More motivated % No change in motivation
A better future 100 0 0
Appreciation/Respect 100 0 0
Good highschool grades 100 0 0
Higher social status 100 0 0
Influence from relatives 100 0 0
No specific reason 100 0 0
Sure employment 100 0 0
To earn money 100 0 0
Prestige 78 0 22
Desire to be helpful 65 12 24
Parents persuasion 58 11 32
Personal interest 55 2 43
Peer influence 50 50 0
Relative is a doctor 0 0 100