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dc.contributor.authorLiu, Tongtongen_US
dc.contributor.authorLi, Shunpingen_US
dc.contributor.authorYang, Renyongen_US
dc.contributor.authorLiu, Shimengen_US
dc.contributor.authorChen, Gangen_US
dc.date.accessioned2019-01-25T02:37:52Z
dc.date.available2019-01-25T02:37:52Z
dc.date.issued2019-01-03
dc.identifier.citationLiu, T., Li, S., Yang, R., Liu, S., & Chen, G. (2019). Job preferences of undergraduate nursing students in eastern China: a discrete choice experiment. Human Resources for Health, 17(1). https://doi.org/10.1186/s12960-018-0335-3en_US
dc.identifier.issn1478-4491
dc.identifier.urihttps://doi.org/10.1186/s12960-018-0335-3
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/2328/38882
dc.descriptionThis article is distributed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 International License (http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/), which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided you give appropriate credit to the original author(s) and the source, provide a link to the Creative Commons license, and indicate if changes were madeen_US
dc.description.abstractBackground Shortage and mal-distribution of nursing human resources is an intractable problem in China. There is an urgent need to explore the job preferences of undergraduate nursing students. The main aim of this study is to investigate the stated preferences of nursing students when choosing a job. Methods A discrete choice experiment (DCE) was conducted to assess job preferences of the final year undergraduate nursing students from four medical universities/colleges in Shandong Province, China. Job attributes include location, monthly income, bianzhi (which refers to the established posts and can be loosely regarded as state administrative staffing), career development and training opportunity, work environment and working strength. Mixed logit models were used to analyze the DCE data. Results A total of 445 undergraduate nursing students were included in the main DCE analysis. They demonstrated higher preference for a job with higher monthly income, and the probability of choosing a rural job would increase to 92.8% if monthly income increased from RMB 2000 (US$ 296) to RMB 8000 (US$ 1183). They expressed higher stated preferences for a job which required light working strength and with excellent work environment over other non-economic attributes. Among all attributes, location was the least important attribute. Subgroup analysis showed that students who came from city or county and whose family income was more than RMB 50 000 (US$ 7396) were significantly willing to pay more monthly income for a job in city. Conclusions This study confirmed that economic and non-economic factors both affected the job choices of the students. These results may be more effective for policymakers to perfect the employment policies and design strategies to attract more nursing students taking jobs in rural areas.en_US
dc.language.isoenen_US
dc.publisherBioMed Centralen_US
dc.rights© The Author(s). 2019en_US
dc.subjectDiscrete choice experimentsen_US
dc.subjectJob preferencesen_US
dc.subjectUndergraduate nursing studentsen_US
dc.subjectChinaen_US
dc.titleJob preferences of undergraduate nursing students in eastern China: a discrete choice experimenten_US
dc.typeArticleen_US
dc.identifier.doihttps://doi.org/10.1186/s12960-018-0335-3en_US
dc.date.updated2019-01-20T04:20:46Z
dc.language.rfc3066en
dc.rights.holderThe Author(s).en_US
local.contributor.authorOrcidLookupLi, Shunping: https://orcid.org/0000-0001-8144-6220en_US


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