Table 5

Estimated coefficients for mediation model with work-related pressure as the predictor

MediatorOutcomeEffect of predictor on mediator (a)Effect of mediator on outcome (b)Indirect effect of predictor on outcome (a×b) with 95% CITotal effect of predictor on outcome (c)Direct effect of predictor on outcome (c’)
Emotional exhaustionAnxiety symptoms1.22**0.20**0.25 (0.18 to 0.33)0.24**−0.04
DepersonalisationAnxiety symptoms0.23**0.14**0.03 (0.01 to 0.06)
Emotional exhaustionDepressive symptoms1.22**0.27**0.33 (0.25 to 0.42)0.26**−0.09
DepersonalisationDepressive symptoms0.23**0.11**0.03 (0.01 to 0.05)
Emotional exhaustionEarly retirement intention1.24**−0.02**−0.03 (−0.05 to 0.01)−0.04*−0.01
DepersonalisationEarly retirement intention0.23**−0.01−0.01 (−0.01 to 0.01)
  • Gender, age, experience, country and specialty were included as covariates.

  • *P<0.05, **p<0.01.