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Table 3 Differences between part-time workers (PT) and full-time workers (FT) in characteristics of ego networks, controlling for team size (two groups of full-time workers :in teams with part-time workers and in teams with full-timers only)

From: Is networking different with doctors working part-time? Differences in social networks of part-time and full-time doctors

Ego network characteristics Means (SD) Means (SD) Means (SD) p-value p-value p-value
  Part-time workers (N = 77) Full-time workers in team with PT workers (N = 105) Full-time workers in team with FT workers only (N = 44) DifferencePt -Ft in Pt-team DifferencePt -Ft only DifferenceFt in Pt-team – Ft only
Consulting networks
Network size 6.51 (0.4) 6.35 (0.4) 5.24 (0.6) .60 .09 .13
Reach efficiency 21.10 (2.3) 23.20 (2.3) 30.10 (3.7) .02 .05 .142
< Daily contactsa 60.61 (7.1) 64.10 (7.0) 51.68 (7.2) .48 .21 .09
Communication networks
Network size 7.68 (0.3) 7.36 (0.3) 7.301 (0.4) .16 .44 .91
Reach efficiency 17.37 (1.7) 17.81 (1.7) 22.68 (2.8) .04 .122 .162
< Daily contactsa 40.49 (5.4) 40.63 (5.4) 22.12 (9.1) .97 .04 .04
Intended trust networks
Network size 7.75 (0.2) 7.53 (0.2) 7.471 (0.3) .16 .51 .88
Reach efficiency 17.18 (1.7) 17.56 (1.7) 22.29 (2.7) .02 .122 .152
Probably sharing confidential mattersa 68.45 (9.0) 68.88 (8.9) 69.02 (7.9) .98 .94 1.00
  1. Compared in multilevel analyses, with explicit pair wise tests
  2. a expressed in percentages of all contacts
  3. 1 ego-network size is high in comparison with team size as a consequence of relatively more respondents in large teams, which increases the average here (and the correction for team size has some impact)
  4. 2significant differences were expected, but not found in pair wise explicit testing, which might by caused by the low N of full-timers in teams with full-timers only.