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Table 1 Mean scores on AM (autonomous work motivation), CM (controlled work motivation), lifelong learning motivation, and basic psychological need satisfaction

From: Medical specialists’ basic psychological needs, and motivation for work and lifelong learning: a two-step factor score path analysis

  N(%) AM CM Lifelong learning motivation Autonomy satisfaction Competence satisfaction Relatedness satisfaction
Gender
 Male 84 (43.5) 5.66 3.28 3.21 4.34 3.85 3.84
 Female 108 (56.5) 5.87 3.35 3.11 4.40 3.82 3.67
  ns ns ns ns ns ns
Age
< 50 years 106 (54.9) 5.89 3.41 3.11 4.36 3.82 3.79
> 50 years 87 (45.1) 5.66 3.20 3.21 4.38 3.84 3.72
  p < 0.05 ns ns ns ns ns
Years of experience
< 15 years 110 (57) 5.84 3.43 3.10 4.36 3.83 3.75
> 15 years 83 (43) 5.71 3.17 3.22 4.37 3.87 3.76
  ns p < 0.05 p < 0.05 ns ns ns
Type of hospitala
 Academic 75 (38.9) 5.84 3.30 3.23 4.45 3.89 3.64
 Non- academic 108 (56.1) 5.81 3.38 3.09 4.43 3.80 3.82
  ns ns p < 0.05 ns ns ns
Type of Specialtya
 Surgical 49 (25.9) 5.89 3.21 3.17 4.26 3.82 3.90
 Non-surgical 95 (50.3) 5.76 3.39 3.15 4.38 3.83 3.69
 Supportive 45 (23.8) 5.68 3.22 3.13 4.43 3.78 3.74
  ns ns ns ns ns ns
  1. Mean scores of AM and CM are based on a seven point Likert scale, lifelong learning motivation on a four point Likert scale and basic psychological needs on a five point Likert scale.
  2. aLess than 193 cases as not all participants answered the questions