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The impact of change in a doctor's job position: a five-year cohort study of job satisfaction among Norwegian doctors.
BMC Health Serv Res. 2012;12:41
Publication Type
Ingunn Bjarnadottir Solberg
Karin Isaksson Rø
Olaf Aasland
Tore Gude
Torbjørn Moum
Per Vaglum
Reidar Tyssen
Author Affiliation
Department of Behavioural Sciences in Medicine, University of Oslo, Oslo, Norway.
BMC Health Serv Res. 2012;12:41
Publication Type
Career Mobility
Cohort Studies
Job Description
Job Satisfaction
Longitudinal Studies
Physicians - psychology - statistics & numerical data
Regression Analysis
Residence Characteristics
Stress, Psychological - epidemiology
Work Schedule Tolerance
Job satisfaction among physicians may be of importance to their individual careers and their work with patients. We lack prospective studies on whether a change in a doctor's job position influences their job satisfaction over a five-year period if we control for other workload factors.
A longitudinal national cohort of all physicians who graduated in Norway in 1993 and 1994 was surveyed by postal questionnaire in 2003 (T1) and 2008 (T2). Outcomes were measured with a 10-item job satisfaction scale. Predictor variables in a multiple regression model were: change in job position, reduction in work-home interface stress, reduction in work hours, age, and gender.
A total of 59% of subjects (306/522) responded at both time points. The mean value of job satisfaction in the total sample increased from 51.6 (SD = 9.0) at T1 to 53.4 (SD = 8.2) at T2 (paired t test, t = 3.8, p
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