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Table 2 Differences in attitudes towards working part-time between full-time and part-time workingspecialists in internal medicine and gender in 1996 and in 2004

From: Internal medicine specialists' attitudes towards working part-time: a comparison between 1996 and 2004

  1996 (n = 200) 2004 (n = 327) Difference 1996–2004
  M (sd) M (sd) Mean difference
All 1.9 (.45) 2.0 (.39) +.13**
Full-timers 1.9 (.44) 1.9 (.37) +.07
Part-timers 2.2 (.42)*** 2.3 (.35)*** +.05
Part-timers    
Male 1.8 (.33) 2.2 (.38) +.40**
Female 2.4 (.27)*** 2.3 (.29) -.11
Full-timers    
Male 1.8 (.42) 1.9 (.37) +.11
Female 2.3 (.41)*** 2.0 (.37) -.25
  1. Attitude was scored from 1–3: 1= I fully agree and 3 = I do not agree at all. A higher score reflects a more positive attitude.
  2. *p < .05; **p < .01; ***p < .001