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Table 3 Descriptive statistics of workload and job satisfaction of the physicians involved in in Out-Of-Hours Care (n = 131)

From: Job satisfaction and stressors for working in out-of-hours care – a pilot study with general practitioners in a rural area of Germany

Items of workload in OOHCa Mean (SD) CI 95% Percentage of answers to fully agree and agree
Negative effects on job satisfaction due to OOHC 2.83 (1.0) 2.7–3.0 68.7
Psychosocial stress due to OOHC 3.06 (0.9) 2.9–3.2 73.3
Negative effects on the following day after OOHC 3.11 (0.9) 3.0–3.3 77.1
Improvement of general job satisfaction due to less OOHC 3.28 (0.9) 3.1–3.4 79.4
OOHC as a general stressor 3.19 (0.9) 3.0–3.3 80.9
Financial incentive to work more in the OOHC centre of the rotation groups 2.21 (1.0) 2.0–2.4 32.8
Modification of current OOHC-organization 3.14 (1.0) 3.0–3.3 72.5
Items of job satisfactionb Mean (SD) CI (95%) Percentage of answers to extreme, rather and satisfied
Amount of variety in job 4.88 (1.5) 4.6–5.1 62.6
Opportunity to use abilities 4.89 (1.5) 4.6–5.2 64.2
Freedom of working method 5.05 (1.5) 4.8–5.3 69.5
Amount of responsibility 4.85 (1.5) 4.6–5.1 63.4
Physical working condition 4.58 (1.3) 4.4–4.8 48.9
Hours of work 3.60 (1.6) 3.3–3.9 27.5
Income 3.69 (1.6) 3.4–4.0 30.6
Recognition for work 4.76 (1.3) 4.5–5.0 60.4
Colleagues and fellow workers 5.28 (1.2) 5.1–5.5 72.5
Overall job satisfaction 3.98 (1.6) 3.7–4.3 42.0
  1. aranged from 1 “fully disagree” to 4 “fully agree”
  2. branged from 1 “extreme dissatisfaction” to 7 “extreme satisfaction”
  3. OOHC Out-Of-Hours Care, SD standard deviation, CI Confidence interval