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Table 2 Job satisfaction at T1 and T2 in different job positions (n = 291)

From: The impact of change in a doctor's job position: a five-year cohort study of job satisfaction among Norwegian doctors

  Job satisfaction Job satisfaction  
Position at T1-T2 T1¹ T22 Difference
  Mean (SD) Mean (SD)  
GP-GP (n = 43) 58.2 (7.05) 58.3 (7.19) No sign diff
CS-CS (n = 57) 52.6 (7.30) 52.0 (8.71) No sign diff
SHO-SHO (n = 14) 49.4 (12.11) 50.3 (9.56) No sign diff
Res/PP-Res/PP (n = 9) 56.2 (13.87) 55.8 (12.04) No sign diff
SHO-Other (n = 116) 49.5 (7.83) 52.8 (7.55) t = 4.48***
Any position~ -Other (n = 52)□ 49.5 (9.62) 53.0 (7.32) t = 2.70**
  1. **p < 0.01, ***p < 0.001
  2. GP = general practitioner; CS = chief specialist; SHO = senior house officer; Res/PP = research work, teaching, private practice, administration, public health officer, and other occupation/leave
  3. 1 One-way ANOVA showed a significant difference between GP-GP and each of the other groups (except Res/PP-Res/PP, only n = 9) (F = 8.10, p < 0.001)
  4. 2 At T2 a one-way ANOVA showed a significant difference between GP-GP and each of the other groups (except Res/PP-Res/PP) (F = 4.31, p < 0.001)
  5. ~ Except SHO
  6. □Here the largest groups are: research work/teaching to CS (n = 8), CS to private practice (n = 5), public health officer to GP (n = 4), public health officer to CS (n = 4), and research to SHO (n = 4)