Table 2

General Linear Modelling on estimated means, controlled for gender and age, of the 10 job satisfaction scale items (each scored from 1 to 7) among doctors in different type of work in the unbalanced cohort in 2010 and 2016–2017

General practitionersDoctors in hospitalSpecialists in private practiceDoctors in academia
means (95 % CI)means (95 % CI)means (95 % CI)means (95 % CI)
Satisfied with….2010
(n=219)
2016-2017
(n=263)
2010
(n=536)
2016-2017
(n=772)
2010
(n=57)
2016-2017
(=52)
2010
(n=61)
2016-2017
(n=64)
Amount of responsibility given 5.36 (5.19 to 5.53) 4.73 (4.57 to 4.90)5.28 (5.17 to 5.38)5.19 (5.09 to 5.29)5.78 (5.44 to 6.10)5.65 (5.28 to 6.03)5.81 (5.49 to 6.12)5.75 (5.41 to 6.08)
Variation in work5.80 (5.65 to 5.95)5.60 (5.45 to 5.75)5.40 (5.30 to 5.50)5.25 (5.16 to 5.34)5.30 (5.00 to 5.60)5.16 (4.82 to 5.51)5.76 (5.48 to 6.05)5.50 (5.19 to 5.80)
Colleagues and fellow workers5.90 (5.76 to 6.05)5.73 (5.58 to 5.87)5.56 (5.47 to 5.65)5.69 (5.60 to 5.77)5.63 (5.34 to 5.91)5.46 (5.13 to 5.79)5.44 (5.18 to 5.71)5.49 (5.19 to 5.78)
Physical working conditions5.60 (5.43 to 5.77)5.47 (5.31 to 5.64)4.81 (4.70 to 4.92)4.77 (4.67 to 4.87)5.52 (5.18 to 5.86)5.32 (4.95 to 5.69)4.76 (4.44 to 5.09)5.15 (4.82 to 5.48)
Opportunities to use abilities5.90 (5.75 to 6.05)5.62 (5.47 to 5.77)5.46 (5.36 to 5.56)5.36 (5.28 to 5.45)5.79 (5.50 to 6.09)5.74 (5.40 to 6.08)6.10 (5.82 to 6.38)5.93 (5.62 to 6.23)
Overall job satisfaction 5.88 (5.74 to 6.01) 5.49 (5.35 to 5.63)5.51 (5.42 to 5.60)5.40 (5.32 to 5.48)5.94 (5.66 to 6.21)5.86 (5.55 to 6.17)5.84 (5.58 to 6.10)5.78 (5.50 to 6.06)
Freedom to choose method of work 5.66 (5.50 to 5.82) 5.34 (5.18 to 5.49) 4.97 (4.87 to 5.07) 4.67 (4.58 to 4.76)5.90 (5.59 to 6.22)5.70 (5.35 to 6.05)5.73 (5.43 to 6.03)5.67 (5.36 to 5.99)
Recognition for good work 5.38 (5.20 to 5.55) 4.83 (4.66 to 5.01) 4.82 (4.71 to 4.94) 4.59 (4.49 to 4.69)5.50 (5.14 to 5.85)5.41 (5.01 to 5.81)5.26 (4.92 to 5.59)5.20 (4.84 to 5.55)
Rate of pay 5.40 (5.23 to 5.57) 4.92 (4.75 to 5.09) 4.94 (4.83 to 5.05) 4.68 (4.58 to 4.77)5.66 (5.32 to 6.00)5.67 (5.29 to 6.04)3.94 (3.62 to 4.27)4.51 (4.17 to 4.85)
Work hours 4.56 (4.37 to 4.74) 4.00 (3.82 to 4.18) 4.61 (4.49 to 4.73) 4.38 (4.27 to 4.48)5.41 (5.04 to 5.78)5.34 (4.93 to 5.75)4.86 (4.50 to 5.21)5.49 (5.13 to 5.86)
JSS 5.54 (5.43 to 5.65) 5.17 (5.07 to 5.28) 5.14 (5.07 to 5.21) 5.00 (4.94 to 5.06)5.64 (5.42 to 5.86)5.53 (5.29 to 5.77)5.35 (5.14 to 5.56)5.45 (5.23 to 5.66)
  • Statistically significant differences (95% CI does not overlap) are in bold.

  • JSS, mean sum score of Job Satisfaction Scale.