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Table 3 Results of the multiple linear regression analysis to analyse the influence of actual job size, cohort and gender on aspects of job satisfaction

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

Domain Dependent variables Independent variable Moderator variables
  Aspects of job satisfaction   Constant Job sizea Cohortb Genderc
Cognitive domain Opportunities for personal development P <0.001 0.674 0.001 0.949
B 7.509 0.001 −0.327 −0.007
β 0.021 −0.157 −0.003
Satisfaction with professional accomplishments p <0.001 0.010 0.840 0.022
B 7.351 0.006 −0.015 −0.189
β   0.126 −0.009 −0.113
Control over work planning p <0.001 0.002 0.002 0.006
B 7.872 −0.013 0.387 −0.386
β   −0.151 0.136 −0.135
Control over work content p <0.001 0.321 0.033 0.122
B 7.284 −0.004 0.225 −0.184
β   −0.049 0.094 −0.077
Administrative work p <0.001 0.136 0.743 0.632
B 5.977 −0.007 0.044 0.073
β   −0.076 0.015 0.024
Affective domain Appreciation from colleagues p <0.001 0.842 0.398 0.152
B 7.896 −0.001 −0.058 −0.112
β   −0.010 −0.037 −0.072
Appreciation from support personnel p <0.001 0.437 0.217 0.263
B 7.494 0.002 0.084 −0.086
β   0.040 0.056 −0.057
Cooperation with colleagues p <0.001 0.865 0.198 0.285
B 7.713 0.001 −0.103 −0.097
β   0.009 −0.057 −0.054
Cooperation with support personnel p <0.001 0.875 0.831 0.025
B 7.508 −0.000 0.015 −0.173
β   −0.008 0.010 −0.114
Instrumental domain Cooperation with management p <0.001 0.173 0.585 0.208
B 7.066 −0.006 −0.073 −0.192
β   −0.082 −0.029 −0.076
Balance work-private hours p <0.001 <0.001 0.050 0.004
B 9.388 −0.028 0.211 −0.349
β   −0.351 0.082 −0.135
Appreciation from patients p <0.001 0.519 0.149 0.654
B 7.770 −0.001 0.091 −0.032
β   −0.033 0.065 −0.023
Income p <0.001 0.678 0.145 0.738
B 7.426 0.002 0.153 0.039
β   0.021 0.066 0.017
  1. a1 FTE = full time job
  2. bCohorts 1982 and 1983 versus cohorts 1992 and 1993 (reference group)
  3. cMales (reference group) versus females
  4. p = p value; B = unstandardized regression coefficient; β = standardized regression coefficient
  5. The bold values represent statistical significance (p ≤ 0.05)