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Table 4 Average scores on job satisfaction aspects and differences between Full-Time (FT) and Part-Time (PT) working physicians who want to reduce, retain or increase their job size

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

Job satisfaction aspects Retain job sizea Reduce job size Increase job size Fb p*
FT (N = 91) PT (N = 177) FT (N = 126) PT (N = 51) PT (N = 61)
Mean (SD)b Mean (SD) Mean (SD) Mean (SD) Mean (SD)
Opportunities for personnel development 7.50 (1.10) 7.40 (0.93) 7.45 (1.21) 7.32 (0.90) 7.56 (1.26) 0.50 0.73
Own professional accomplishments 7.90 (0.77) 7.80 (0.72) 7.90 (0.85) 7.72 (0.70) 7.54 (1.22) 2.33 0.05
Control over work planning 6.90 (1.46) 6.93 (1.41) 6.51 (1.45) 6.57 (1.17) 6.70 (1.52) 2.01 0.09
Control over work content 7.19 (1.34) 6.99 (1.13) 6.87 (1.22) 6.90 (1.15) 7.09 (1.25) 1.10 0.36
Administrative work 5.34 (1.60) 5.57 (1.51) 5.27 (1.46) 5.23 (1.41) 5.61 (1.48) 1.20 0.31
Appreciation from colleagues 7.87 (0.69) 7.80 (0.72) 7.73 (0.73) 7.79 (0.66) 7.62 (1.14) 1.01 0.34
Appreciation from support personnel 7.68 (0.89) 7.69 (0.66) 7.64 (0.83) 7.56 (0.61) 7.68 (1.04) 0.32 0.87
Cooperation with colleagues 7.60 (0.95) 7.67 (0.89) 7.68 (0.94) 7.65 (0.65 7.63 (1.04) 0.15 0.96
Cooperation with support personnel 7.47 (0.92) 7.38 (0.67) 7.39 (0.69) 7.24 (0.69) 7.43 (0.96) 0.72 0.58
Cooperation with management 6.53 (1.39) 6.46 (1.03) 6.22 (1.31) 5.68 (1.63) 6.71 (1.27) 3.18 0.01
Balance work-private hours 7.05 (1.29) 7.25 (1.16) 6.40 (1.31) 6.58 (1.12) 7.59 (1.13) 14.71 <0.01
Appreciation from patients 7.63 (0.76) 7.68 (0.63) 7.69 (0.75) 7.61 (0.61) 7.80 (0.70) 0.69 0.60
Income 7.69 (1.26) 7.70 (0.99) 7.63 (1.35) 7.47 (1.06) 7.56 (1.14) 0.47 0.76
  1. a1 FTE = full time job bDegrees of freedom = 4
  2. * Bold values represent statistical significance (p ≤ 0.05)