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Table 5 Associations of individual characteristics, different aspects of job satisfaction and challenging medical condition and characteristics of patients on the outcome variable overall job satisfaction (results of linear regression analysis, under specification of standardized beta coefficient, α = 5%)

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

  Variables β p-value
Characteristic of participants Age 0.097 0.023
Gender 0.046 0.128
Employment as GP −0.091 0.033
Aspects of job satisfaction Physical working condition 0.367 < 0.001
Freedom of working method 0.096 0.003
Colleagues and fellow workers 0.078 0.007
Recognition for work 0.051 0.078
Amount of responsibility 0.240 < 0.001
Income 0.052 0.072
Opportunity to use abilities 0.244 < 0.001
Hours of work 0.108 0.003
Amount of variety in job 0.061 0.033
Challenging medical conditions of patients Heart failure 0.017 0.675
Diabetes type 2 −0.032 0.399
Chronic renal failure 0.034 0.383
Anxiety disorder −0.035 0.305
Challenging traits of patients Anxious −0.008 0.818
Unfriendly −0.010 0.751
Obsessive-compulsive personality −0.031 0.343
Person with a lot of questions −0.034 0.278
R2   0.714  
  1. GP general practitioner