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Table 3 Correlation between the Maslach Burnout Inventory subscales and residents' opinions on their residency training (n = 311).

From: Burnout and training satisfaction of medical residents in Greece: will the European Work Time Directive make a difference?

  Emotional exhaustionb Depersonalizationb Personal accomplishmentb
My supervisors care about my residency training a r = -0.124 r = -0.133 r = +0.224
  P = 0.029c P = 0.019c P < 0.001c
I am satisfied with the overall quality of CME I have participated in during my residency training a r = -0.060 r = -0.150 r = +0.177
  P = 0.289 P = 0.008c P = 0.002c
I do too much scutwork/paperwork during my residency a r = +0.218 r = +0.088 r = -0.252
  P < 0.001c P = 0.122 P < 0.001c
I spend considerable time on patient care a r = +0.116 r = -0.031 r = +0.275
  P = 0.041c P = 0.59 P < 0.001c
I am satisfied with the responsibilities and time given to me for patient care a r = -0.087 r = +0.012 r = +0.173
  P = 0.127 P = 0.831 P = 0.002c
I am satisfied with the level of teamwork and support from my peers a r = -0.113 r = -0.214 r = +0.323
  P = 0.046c P < 0.001c P < 0.001c
I am satisfied with the overall quality of training in my clinic a r = -0.089 r = -0.071 r = +0.147
  P = 0.118 P = 0.213 P = 0.009c
  1. a Responses were rated on a 5-point Likert scale ranging from "completely disagree" (score of 1) to "completely agree" (score of 5).
  2. b Respondents rated the frequency of burnout symptoms on a 7-point Likert-scale ranging from 0 (never) to 6 (daily) and independent scores are calculated for each of the 3 components of burnout. Higher scores on the emotional exhaustion or depersonalization subscales relates to higher professional burnout, while lower personal accomplishment scores indicate higher professional burnout
  3. c Statistically significant correlation (P < 0.05)