Table 1

Sociodemographic, work and workplace well-being (single item) data compared by grade using one-way ANOVA

ConsultantsHSTBSTTotal(F) p value
n/AM%/SDn/AM%/SDn/AM%/SDn/AM%/SD
Sex
 Male57460.4%17821%13034.7%88250.4%
 Female37539.5%24557.8%24465.1%86449.4%
Age
 30 and under8219.3%26771.2%34920%
 31–4011412%31875%9725.9%52930.2%
 41–5044046.3%204.7%92.4%46926.8%
 51 and over38940.9%20.5%39122.4%
Work load
 Mean54.1715.0961.0815.4759.6313.02577.74F=38.4***
Years of practice
 Mean12.117.263.311.961.69.8615.087.26F=665.27***
Work Ability Score
Insufficient26728.1%12629.7%11831.5%51129.2%
 Sufficient68371.9%29870.3%25768.5%123870.8%
 Mean6.52.16.42.16.42.06.52.0F=0.44NS
Presenteeism
 Strongly agree34236.2%20047.4%15140.6%69339.8%
 Agree37339.4%14133.4%15040.3%66438.2%
 Neutral707.4%245.7%236.2%1176.7%
 Disagree11812.5%4410.4%379.9%19911.4%
 Strongly disagree434.5%133.1%113%673.9%
 Mean2.11.161.881.101.941.062.011.13F=6.22**
Work–life balance
 Strongly disagree14715.6%12228.8%7820.9%34719.8%
 Disagree35337.4%18042.5%16443.9%69739.9%
 Neutral17718.8%6314.9%7018.7%31017.7%
 Agree23725.1%5412.7%5715.2%34819.9%
 Strongly agree303.2%51.2%51.3%402.3%
 Mean2.631.112.151.022.321.012.451.09F=32.49***
Desire to practise medicine
 Very strong26027.4%10123.8%7820.8%43925.2%
 Strong43045.3%20147.4%15842.1%78945.3%
 Lukewarm19720.7%8921%9826.1%38422.1%
 Weak414.3%143.3%143.7%694%
 Regret171.8%184.2%246.4%593.4%
 Mean2.070.92.170.972.321.052.150.96F=9.17***
  • **P≤0.01, ***P≤0.001.

  • AM, arithmetical mean; ANOVA, analysis of variance; BST, Basic Specialist Training; HST, Higher Specialist Training; NS, not significant.