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Table 1 Attributes used in the DCE as influencing nursing students’ stated job preference

From: Hospital preferences of nursing students in Korea: a discrete choice experiment approach

Attributes Levels Coding Dummy variable
Location Capital area or large city 1 0, 1
  Medium or small city 2 1, 0
  Rural or residence area 3 0, 0
Hospital type Tertiary hospitals 1 1
General hospitals 2 0
Salary per year (unit: 1,000,000 KRW) 25,000,000 KRW 2.5 2.5
35,000,000 KRW 3.5 3.5
45,000,000 KRW 4.5 4.5
Provision of dormitory Yes 1 1
  No 2 0
Opportunity to upgrade qualifications 3~5 years 1 1
  More than 5 years 2 0
Welfare system Sufficient 1 1
  Insufficient 2 0
Organizational culture Hierarchy-oriented 1 0
  Relations-oriented 2 1