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Table 4 Effort-reward imbalance of physicians involved 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

Scales (range; minimum to maximum) Mean (SD)
Effort (6–30) 21.0 (5.2)
Reward (11–55) 23.6 (7.1)
Overcommittment (6–24) 14.7 (3.0)
Subscales of reward-scale (range; minimum to maximum) Mean (SD)
Job promotion (4–20) 8.9 (3.5)
Esteem (5–25) 10.0 (3.0)
Security (2–10) 4.7 (2.0)
ER-Ratioa 1.7
  1. avalue > 1.0: imbalance between high effort and low reward
  2. SD standard deviation, ER-Ratio Effort-reward ratio