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Table 1 The mean scores of career satisfaction, stress and emotional states.

From: A mid year comparison study of career satisfaction and emotional states between residents and faculty at one academic medical center

  Residents Faculty  
  Mean S D Mean S D p-value
Satisfaction with career choice 3.98 0.88 4.29 0.81 0%
More stress than expected 3.00 0.90 3.15 0.84 4%
Appreciated 3.08 0.96 3.61 0.98 0%
Com petent 3.39 0.80 4.13 0.76 0%
Energized 2.75 0.96 3.20 0.94 0%
Excited 3.26 0.96 3.45 0.95 2%
Im portant 2.88 0.91 3.25 0.95 0%
Relieved 2.66 0.98 2.53 1.02 24%
Respected 3.14 0.89 3.79 0.83 0%
Useful 3.55 0.87 4.15 0.82 0%
Valued 3.14 0.94 3.65 0.96 0%
Angry 2.10 1.11 1.92 1.02 14%
Anxious 2.85 1.13 2.29 1.10 0%
Bored 2.03 0.97 1.78 0.95 0%
Depressed 2.39 1.18 1.83 0.97 0%
Defeated 2.06 1.14 1.70 0.96 0%
Fatigued 3.40 1.12 3.04 1.19 0%
Inferior 2.31 1.14 1.57 0.84 0%
Lonely 2.26 1.22 1.67 0.98 0%
Nervous 2.81 1.05 2.19 1.02 0%
O verwhelm ed 2.96 1.08 2.91 1.18 5%
  1. SD: sample standard deviation
  2. • P-values were from χ2 test between residents and faculty on a five-point Likert scale (1-do not feel this way at all, and 5-feel strongly this way).