Table 2

Differences between Scotland and England in satisfaction, job stressors and job attributes

Scotland
(mean, SD)
England
(mean, SD)
Unadjusted difference
(coef., 95% CI)
Adjusted difference
(coef., 95% CI)
Satisfaction5.27 (0.97)4.71 (1.07)0.55 (0.47 to 0.63)0.50 (0.42 to 0.59)
Job stressors3.53 (0.75)3.86 (0.66)−0.34 (−0.39 to −0.28)−0.29 (−0.35 to −0.23)
Positive job attributes3.19 (0.57)3.15 (0.62)0.037 (−0.011 to 0.085)0.013 (−0.038 to 0.063)
Negative job attributes4.03 (0.64)4.30 (0.57)−0.27 (−0.32 to −0.23)−0.27 (−0.31 to −0.22)
  • N=2927. Satisfaction is measured from 1 (extremely dissatisfied) to 7 (extremely satisfied). Job stressors are measured from 1 (no pressure) to 5 (high pressure). Job attributes are measured from 1 (strongly disagree) to 5 (strongly agree) with 3 being neutral. Columns 4 and 5 are coefficients from linear regressions with robust standard errors. Adjusted differences control for age, gender, age×gender interaction, ethnicity, partner, and practice deprivation and urbanicity.