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Table 3 Correlation of Job Content Questionnaire with subjects’ characteristics (N = 755)

From: Factors and symptoms associated with work stress and health-promoting lifestyles among hospital staff: a pilot study in Taiwan

  Psychological Demands of Job Discretion In Use of Skills Decision-making authority Coworker social supporta Supervisor social supporta
  r p-value r p-value r p-value r p-value r p-value
Gender .085 0.018* -.127 <.001*** -.057 0.113 .011 0.764 -.015 0.682
Job position -.235 <.001*** -.297 <.001*** -.103 0.004** .014 0.702 -.010 0.785
Work experience, years .002 0.947 .146 <.001*** .115 0.001** -.095 0.008** -.079 0.027*
Daily work times, hours .326 <.001*** .296 <.001*** .107 0.003** -.016 0.647 -.033 0.358
  1. r, coefficient of correlation of Job Content Questionnaire with gender was derived through the point biserial correlation analysis (male, 1; female, 2); with job position through the point multiserial correlation analysis (physician, 1; nurse, 2; medical technician staff, 3; administrative staff, 4); with work experience or with daily work times through Spearman’s correlation analysis.
  2. *P < 0.05, **P < 0.01, ***P < 0.001, indicate significant correlation between health-promoting life-style profiles and characteristics.
  3. aThese two items indicate perceived needs for social support. In other words, a higher score stands for not enough social support from either coworkers or supervisors.