Table 4

Factors associated with self-efficacy in rural practice

Self-efficacy
NMean (SD)t/f (p value)
Gender
 Male26422.4 (3.3)−2.9 (0.003)
 Female37623.3 (3.6)
Rural background
 No36122.2 (3.3)−5.9 (<0.001)
 Yes27223.8 (3.6)
Type of location living longest in Australia
 Capital city/major city34723.1 (3.4)0.6 (0.63)
 Regional10722.8 (3.6)
 Rural6622.6 (4.1)
 Small rural/remote10522.7 (3.3)
Preference for RCS for clinical training
 Last/low/mid-choice10921.1 (3.3)−6.2 (<0.001)
 First/high on list52423.3 (3.4)
Intended speciality at entry to RCS
 General practice18523.5 (3.4)5.5 (0.004)
 Generalist specialist26822.8 (3.2)
 Subspecialist/others18322.3 (3.7)
Career interest
 RCS experience increased interest in general practice
  Strongly disagree/disagree/neutral22321.6 (3.7)−7.2 (<0.001)
  Strongly agree/agree40923.6 (3.1)
 RCS experience increased interest in medical practice in regional and rural areas
  Strongly disagree/disagree/neutral10319.9 (3.9)−10.2 (<0.001)
  Strongly agree/agree53323.5 (3.1)
 RCS experience increased interest in medical practice in remote and very remote areas
 Strongly disagree/disagree/neutral38822.1 (3.6)−7.4 (<0.001)
  Strongly agree/agree24624.2 (2.9)
Career intention
 Preferred location for work at exit from RCS
  Capital/major city23821.2 (3.1)46.7 (<0.001)
  Regional22123.3 (3.2)
  Rural12424.7 (2.6)
  Small rural/remote4925.2 (3.9)
  • RCS, rural clinical school.