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Table 7 Mean, median, standard deviation, p value for following questions of job and career satisfaction

From: Physicians’ job satisfaction and motivation in a public academic hospital

Dimension Variable Mean Median SD p
Career and specialty satisfaction If I were to choose over again, I would not become a physician. 0.98 1 0.91 0.62
If I had to start my career over again, I would choose my current specialty. 3.63 4 1.28 0.83
In general, my medical career has met my expectations. 3.62 4 1.07 0.88
My specialty no longer has the appeal to me that it used to have. 3.11 3 1.39 0.58
In general, the practice in my specialty has met my expectations. 3.71 4 1.13 0.77
Job satisfaction I am not well compensated given my training and experience. 4.00 4 1.14 0.87
My physician colleagues value my perspective in practice. 3.56 4 0.99 0.87
My current work situation is a major source of frustration. 2.14 2 1.12 0.66
I am overwhelmed by the needs of my patients. 2.82 3 1.18 0.56
Overall, I am pleased with my work. 3.30 4 1.09 0.24
The amount of calls I am required to take is not excessive. 2.86 3 1.24 0.01*
I get along well with my physician colleagues. 3.98 4 0.91 0.03*
The work rarely encroaches on my personal time. 2.32 2 1.19 0.008*
  1. SD standard deviation
  2. *Kruskal-Wallis test p ≤ 0.05