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Table 2 A Comparison of the Scores on the Jefferson Scale of Empathy Among 285 Female Japanese Physicians in Different Specialties

From: Measurement and correlates of empathy among female Japanese physicians

Specialties n Mean SD
People-oriented1 156 112.9 11.7
Technology-oriented2 98 106.9 11.2
Other3 31 108.4 13.1
  1. F (2,282) = 8.4, p < .001 (people-oriented > technology-oriented = other)
  2. 1 People-oriented specialties included general internal medicine, general pediatrics and psychiatry.
  3. 2 Technology-oriented specialties included anesthesiology, surgery and surgical specialties, pathology, radiology, ophthalmology, orthopedics, obstetrics/gynecology, and urology.
  4. 3 Other specialties included emergency medicine, public health, rehabilitation medicine, and unspecified specialties.