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Table 5 Job satisfaction and work load of CAM using GPs comparing attitudes

From: Characteristics and job satisfaction of general practitioners using complementary and alternative medicine in Germany - is there a pattern?

Items of job satisfaction1 Positive CAM attitude
(n = 448)
Mean (SD)
Neutral CAM attitude
(n = 253)
Mean (SD)
Negative CAM attitude
(n = 117)
Mean (SD)
Amount of responsibilitya 3.72 (1.01) 3.58 (1.04) 3.93 (0.97)
Amount of variety in joba,b 4.12 (0.84) 3.99 (0.94) 4.22 (0.81)
Hours of worka 2.48 (1.23) 2.31 (1.11) 2.70 (1.23)
Physical working conditiona 2.66 (1.11) 2.58 (1.05) 2.91 (1.11)
Income 2.62 (1.09) 2.60 (1.05) 2.83 (1.20)
Recognition for workb 3.77 (1.01) 3.56 (1.02) 3.75 (1.07)
Freedom of working methodb 3.42 (1.18) 3.12 (1.12) 3.35 (1.29)
Colleagues and fellow workers 3.98 (0.85) 3.84 (0.84) 3.99 (0.82)
Overall job satisfactionb 3.76 (0.79) 3.55 (0.80) 3.68 (0.91)
Work load
Working hours/week (hrs) 49.09 (13.57) 50.75 (12.09) 51.64 (11.03)
Number of patients/dayb 47.97 (23.88) 52.23 (21.19) 52.67 (22.00)
Consultation time (minutes)b 12.86 (10.36) 10.01 (5.42) 10.65 (8.93)
  1. SD, standard deviation; 1each item ranges from 1 "extreme dissatisfaction" to 5 "extreme satisfaction"
  2. aStatistical significances: p ≤ 0.05 for neutral vs. negative
  3. bStatistical significances: p ≤ 0.05 for positive vs. neutral
  4. cStatistical significances: p ≤ 0.05 for positive vs. negative