Bulletin of the World Health Organization

Rural practice preferences among medical students in Ghana: a discrete choice experiment

Margaret E Kruk, Jennifer C Johnson, Mawuli Gyakobo, Peter Agyei-Baffour, Kwesi Asabir, S Rani Kotha, Janet Kwansah, Emmanuel Nakua, Rachel C Snow & Mawuli Dzodzomenyo

Volume 88, Number 5, May 2010, 333-341

Table 3. Policy simulations modelling preferences for rural postings with different job attributes

New job attribute Preferred rural posting
New Currenta
% SD % SD
30% salary increase 58.76 0.20 41.24 0.20
50% salary increase 63.96 0.31 36.04 0.31
100% salary increase 73.75 0.49 26.25 0.49
Allowance for children’s education 66.09 0.37 33.91 0.37
Improved infrastructure 75.38 0.62 24.62 0.62
Supportive management 72.17 0.59 27.83 0.59
Study leave after 2 years 70.22 1.53 29.78 1.53
No housing 22.00 1.39 78.00 1.39
Superior housing 63.99 1.08 36.01 1.08
Utility car 67.30 1.23 32.70 1.23
Multiple incentivesb 89.50 1.06 10.50 1.06

SD, standard deviation.

a Current rural posting: base salary; no allowance for children’s education; basic infrastructure, equipment and supplies; unsupportive management; study leave after 5 years; basic housing; and no utility car.

b Improved infrastructure, superior housing, study leave after 2 years.

[an error occurred while processing this directive]