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Table 2 Descriptive statistics of job satisfaction (n = 470)

From: Difficult medical encounters and job satisfaction - results of a cross sectional study with general practitioners in Germany

Aspects of job satisfactiona Mean (SD) CI 95%
Physical working condition 4.91 (1.55) 4.77–5.06
Freedom of working method 5.17 (1.46) 5.03–5.30
Colleagues and fellow workers 5.80 (1.26) 5.68–5.92
Recognition for work 5.44 (1.40) 5.31–5.57
Amount of responsibility 5.04 (1.58) 4.89–5.19
Income 4.47 (1.67) 4.31–4.62
Opportunity to use abilities 5.27 (1.43) 5.14–5.41
Hours of work 4.20 (1.82) 4.03–4.37
Amount of variety in job 5.49 (1.39) 5.36–5.62
Overall job satisfaction 5.41 (1.26) 5.29–5.53
  1. arange from 1 “extreme dissatisfaction” to 7 “extreme satisfaction”; SD standard deviation, CI confidence interval