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Table 5 Scores for psychosocial factors measured with the COPSOQ questionnaire, according to profession

From: Time utilization and perceived psychosocial work environment among staff in Swedish primary care settings

Professions n Quantitative demandsb Stressb Role conflictsb Quality in workc Conflicts between work and personal lifeb Positive impact of work on personal lifec
Mean SD Mean SD Mean SD Mean SD Mean SD Mean SD
Registered nurse 124 47.7 19.4 31.9 18.0 25.0 17.7 77.2 12.3 28.0 25.7 57.7 23.4
Primary care physician 63 61.1 22.1 41.2 19.1 37.2 18.2 78.2 11.9 49.2 31.4 59.0 26.8
Care administrator 63 44.3 17.9 32.2 19.4 24.8 19.9 78.6 11.7 18.1 19.3 51.6 27.6
Nurse assistant 35 34.8 13.3 27.3 17.0 22.5 18.7 80.0 15.4 14.8 16.4 56.7 25.3
Allied professionals 39 51.3 20.9 32.9 19.6 24.7 18.4 78.4 14.0 30.6 28.9 62.8 23.4
Overall 324a 48.7 20.6 33.4 18.9 27.0 19.0 78.1 12.6 29.1 27.6 57.3 25.2
Reference value   40.2   26.7   42.0   d   33.5   d  
  1. All scores are expressed as the mean and standard deviations (SD); scores were transformed to a scale of 0 to 100
  2. aParticipants that did not answer all questions were excluded
  3. bLow value is a positive rating
  4. cHigh value is a positive rating
  5. dReference value not available