Table 2

Regression model for the final year students (N=343)

VariablesβSE (β)P value
Academic variables
 Entry qualification
  Intermediate science5.471.054<0.001**
  Intermediate arts/commerce4.4361.214<0.001**
  Matric science
  (ref=matric arts)
2.0410.810.004**
 Previous academic performance (%)0.3440.057<0.001**
 Schools type
  Private
  (ref=public)
5.0860.667<0.001**
Non-academic variables
 Gender
  Male
  (ref=female)
1.3984.0060.727
 Place of domicile
  Urban
  (ref=rural area)
4.2683.6750.246
Interaction: gender and previous academic performance−0.09530.0650.146
Interaction: place of domicile and previous academic performance−0.05120.0620.401
  • Interaction between gender and previous academic performance=0.146.

  • Interaction between place of domicile and previous academic performance=0.401

  • **p<0.01.