Table 2

Independent t-tests comparing baseline well-being for those who dropped out of 1, 6 and 12-month follow-up assessments

Baseline Well-being Metric1 month6 months12 months
MTMTMT
SD95% CISD95% CISD95% CI
nnn
Emotional exhaustion†
 Retained49.671.5656.46−1.5752.420.25
27.46(−9.86 to  1.14)27.68(−1.17 to  10.15)27.73(−6.35 to  4.90)
127119121
 Dropped out54.0351.9753.15
27.5327.4927.53
400408406
Depression symptoms‡
 Retained8.122.08*9.42−0.68.541.15
5.35(−2.47 to  −0.15)5.93(−0.88 to  1.68)5.51(−1.95 to  0.47)
115106108
 Dropped out9.439.029.28
6.045.96
359368366
Subjective Happiness§
 Retained5.28−1.97*5.040.815.25−1.59
1(0.01 to 0. 43)1.17(−0.32 to 0. 14)1.07(−0.04 to 0. 40)
127119121
 Dropped out5.065.135.07
1.111.061.09
402410408
Work–life Balance¶
 Retained2.172.09*2.240.832.211.36
0.7(−0.21 to  −0.08)0.63(−0.19 to 0. 07)0.69(−0.23 to 0. 05)
126118120
 Dropped out2.322.32.3
0.70.710.7
400408406
  • *P<0.05.

  • †Emotional exhaustion was assessed with a 5-item derivative of the emotion exhaustion subscale of the Maslach Burnout Inventory.

  • ‡Depression symptoms were measured with the Center for Epidemiological Studies Depression Scale.

  • §Subjective Happiness Scale was assessed with Lyubomirsky and Lepper’s Subjective Happiness Scale.

  • ¶Work–life balance was assessed with the work–life climate scale. Higher scores reflect higher levels of each construct, with the exception of work–life balance, in which case lower numbers reflect healthier work–life balance.