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Table 2 Numbers of full-time (FT) and part-time (PT) working physicians who wish to retain, reduce or increase their actual job size for cohort and gender

From: Physician job satisfaction related to actual and preferred job size

   Cohorts 1982/83a Cohorts 1992/93b N N
(N = 265) (N = 241)
Male Female Male Female
(N = 137) (N = 128) (N = 119) (N = 122)
FT who wish to retain job size N 51 4 28 8 91 (18%) 217 (43%)
Act. jsc 1.0 1.0 1.0 1.0 1.0
Pref.js 1.0 1.0 1.0 1.0 1.0
FT who wish to reduce job size N 43 20 38 25 126 (25%)
Act. js 1.0 1.0 1.0 1.0 1.0
Pref.js 0.81 0.75 0.81 0.83 0.80
PT who wish to retain job size N 22 59 37 59 177 (35%) 289 (57%)
Act. js 0.78 0.71 0.82 0.71 0.76
Pref.js 0.78 0.71 0.82 0.71 0.76
PT who wish to reduce job size N 12 18 10 11 51 (10%)
Act. js 0.87 0.82 0.86 0.83 0.83
Pref.js 0.74 0.66 0.73 0.69 0.69
PT who wish to increase job size N 9 27 6 19 61 (12%)
Act. js 0.73 0.53 0.80 0.66 0.63
Pref.js 0.88 0.69 0.94 0.83 0.79
N   137 (27%) 128 (25%) 119 (24%) 122 (24%) 506  
  1. a20 years in practice, b10 years in practice, cactual and preferred job size in FTE (mean scores)