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Table 3 Factors influencing WIOC Alumni to join UK chiropractic professional associations

From: The factors and motivations behind United Kingdom chiropractic professional association membership: a survey of the Welsh Institute of Chiropractic Alumni

Factor Unimportant Moderately important Important
N % N % N %
Promoting public awareness of chiropractic 7 4.7 6 4.1 135 91.2
Access to professional indemnity insurance 4 2.7 12 8.1 132 89.2
Overall professionalism of the association 7 4.7 12 8.1 129 87.2
The identity of the association 12 8.1 21 14.2 115 77.7
Positive attitude to research 8 5.4 26 17.6 114 77.0
Workplace support and advice 16 10.8 30 20.3 102 68.9
Access to events \ courses \ seminars 25 16.9 28 18.9 95 64.2
Continuing Professional Development (CPD) activities 27 18.2 29 19.6 92 62.2
Cost of membership 15 10.1 45 30.4 88 59.5
Addresses my area of interest 17 11.5 48 32.4 83 56.1
Lobbying: Influencing policy 38 25.7 43 29.1 67 45.3
Career development 40 27.0 43 29.1 65 43.9
Associations newsletter 53 35.8 53 35.8 42 28.4
Requirement of employment 66 44.6 40 27.0 42 28.4
Many of my friends have joined 106 71.6 23 15.5 19 12.8
  1. The perceived influence of those factors present in the questionnaire in relation to the respondent’s decision to join a chiropractic professional association. Total number of respondents (148) was the same for each option presented, N indicates the number (and its relative percentage [%]) responding in each component