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Table 2 Means and standard deviations (SD) of person- and career-related factors in junior academics (n = 41) and in participants aspiring to another career in medicine (n = 363); results of multivariate analysis of covariance with gender as covariate

From: Academic career in medicine – requirements and conditions for successful advancement in Switzerland

  Academic career
mean (SD)
Other career in medicine
mean (SD)
univariate p univariate partial eta2
Sense of Coherence SOC-13 5.07 (0.85) 5.10 (0.86) 0.640 0.001
PAQ Instrumentality 4.51 (0.49) 4.19 (0.68) 0.026 0.012
Intrinsic career motivation 6.33 (0.42) 6.13 (0.50) 0.030 0.012
Extrinsic career motivation 4.02 (0.71) 3.69 (0.85) 0.188 0.004
Extraprofessional concerns 3.80 (1.06) 4.33 (1.00) 0.004 0.020
Mentoring 2.59 (0.94) 1.69 (0.98) < 0.001 0.047
Career Success Scale 6.24 (2.80) 1.28 (1.65) < 0.001 0.387
  1. Wilk's Lambda = 0.60, F(7,395) = 37.45, p < 0.001, partial eta2 = 0.399