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Table 4 Regression analysis (multivariate): variables predicting job satisfaction a for Canada, U.S., and Norway separately

From: Physicians’ perceptions of quality of care, professional autonomy, and job satisfaction in Canada, Norway, and the United States

  Canada U.S. Norway
  Unst. B 95% CI Adj. R2= 0.14 Unst. B 95% CI Adj. R2= 0.15 Unst. B 95% CI Adj. R2 = 0.12
Age (five age groups from 1 < 35 to 5 >65) 0.04** 0.01 to 0.06   −0.09** −0.12 to −0.07   0.10 −0.09 to 0.29  
Gender (1 = male, 2 = female) 0.00 −0.05 to 0.06   0.00 −0.06 to 0.06   0.14 −0.20 to 0.30
Hours in direct patient care −0.03** −0.05 to −0.01   −0.06** −0.08 to −0.04   0.00 −0.07 to 0.07  
Adequate time (five-point Likert scale from 1 strongly disagree to 5 strongly agree) 0.08** 0.05 to 0.10   0.11** 0.09 to 0.13   0.16** 0.08 to 0.24
Freedom for clinical decisions (five-point Likert scale from 1 strongly disagree to 5 strongly agree) 0.13** 0.09 to 0.16   0.20** 0.17 to 0.23   0.24** 0.12 to 0.36  
High quality of care (five-point Likert scale from 1 strongly disagree to 5 strongly agree) 0.12** 0.09 to 0.15   0.13** 0.11 to 0.16   0.14** 0.04 to 0.23  
  1. *p < 0.05,** p < 0.01.
  2. aU.S. survey scored: 1 'very dissatisfied'; 2 'somewhat dissatisfied'; 3 'neither satisfied nor dissatisfied'; 4 'somewhat satisfied'; 5 'very satisfied'.
  3. Canadian survey scored: 1 'very satisfied'; 2 'somewhat satisfied'; 3 'somewhat dissatisfied'; 4 'very dissatisfied'.
  4. Norwegian survey scored (on a Likert Scale): 1 'extremely dissatisfied' to 7 'extremely satisfied'.